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You Kai Short Film Poster
Directed by: Frédérique BUCK
Written by: Frédérique BUCK & Gintaré PARULYTE
Produced by: Adrien CHEF & Paul THILTGES
Starred by: Emmanuelle India WOLFCARIUS
Country: Luxembourg
Category: Golden Light House Award for Best Short Film


Summer holidays. On a motorway rest area in northern France, a family traveling to London is having breakfast when a radio news flash on the alarming humanitarian situation in the refugee camps in northern France breaks out. Annoyed, Sylvie, the mother of the family, does not want to hear anything about the misfortune of the migrants - it is the holidays after all. A stone's throw from the motorway service area, in the middle of the forest, Hana, a young isolated minor migrant survives in the open air refugee camp "the "jungle". Like thousands of other migrants, she dreams of crossing to England – UK – “You Kai” -, but the border is closed. Harassed and abused by smugglers at night, she then switches to her imagination and undertakes an imaginary journey to You Kai, her fantasized host country. But reality takes hold of her, the sun gives way to the rising storm, which rumbles: England doesn't want her either.

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