Trembling Giant

genre: science fiction for young audience, feature film
director: Jacek Piotr Bławut
language: English

coproduced with: Platige Image, Free Flow
in cooperation with: Atlanta Film
co-financed by: Polish Film Institute

16-year-old Helena lives in a world where the “tree exodus” has been going on for 10 years. The last forest left on Earth – named Pando – will soon depart the planet. Mankind is focused on preventing Pando from taking off, wishing to enslave it in order to save the human civilization. Only Helena sees the trees as conscious beings endowed with a will of their own. The girl decides to oppose her mother, and the majority, and fight for Pando’s release. It is a story about a teenager who, in the name of saving another, is ready to make the biggest sacrifice.

Establishing contact with trees is simply a pretext in the movie to make the viewer reflect on what nature “says” to us, not with words but with its actions. This is not a film about saving the world from destruction, but about listening to the voice of nature. It is also a story about the need to build relationships based on mutual respect, understanding and listening to the needs of others.