Film - Kinderfilmfest Filmfest 2023


Directed by Mira Fornay


Director: Mira Fornay
Section: Kinderfilmfest
Country: Slovakia
Year: 2023
Language: German, English, Slovakian
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Rozmarína Willems, Cyprian Šulej


In her first film for children, Slovakian director Mira Fornay tells of a fairy-tale-like forest in which individuals pursue their very own aspirations.

Romy’s budgie, Mimi, has escaped. The search for him leads her to a forest on the outskirts of town. Although her mother has already bought a new budgie, Romy is determined to find Mimi. Yet the bird is simply nowhere to be seen. The foray into nature soon turns into an exciting adventure. Here and there, Romy meets fascinating people who have sought out the idyllic surroundings of the forest for very different reasons.

This film is screened in original version with German voice-over.

Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Meet the director


Mira Fornay

Mira Fornay, actually Fornayová, was born in Bratislava, Slovakia (then Czechoslovakia), in 1977. She studied film directing at the Prague film school FAMU and at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, UK, where she graduated in 2004. In 2005, she was selected for a workshop held by Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami. Fornay’s debut feature, FOXES (2009), premiered at Venice. Her second feature, MY DOG KILLER (2013), received the Tiger Award at the Rotterdam Film Festival, was nominated for a European Film Award, and was submitted by Slovakia as an international entry at the Oscars. MY DOG KILLER received the 2013 CineVision Award at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN. Her feature film COOK F**K KILL received the CineRebels Award at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN.


Screenplay: Mira Fornay
Film Editor: Mira Fornay
Sound: Jan Čeněk
Producer: Mira Fornay
Production Company: Mirafox, Mirafox