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MIRIAM

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MIRIAM is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 8-18
5 minutes
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The short animated film, Miriam, from Romania is hilarious, plus it has good messages. All that makes for a good watch.

The story follows Miriam, a tomboy who loves playing soccer. Unfortunately her mom does not approve of this and wants her to act and behave like a "standard girl" in order to find a guy in the future.

The animation and graphics are stunningly good. The 3D style is brought to life throughout this short film. It really shows how well thought out and planned it was. The scenes with Miriam kicking the soccer ball are particularly well made. The storyline is one that young people can relate to, especially those with moms that are a bit old-fashioned. We see Miriam (Olga Bela) using all the tricks she can think of to get out of the conversation with her mom (Anca Bartos). I especially enjoyed the funny, slightly expected plot twist at the end. It left me laughing. You might want to know that the dialogue is in Romanian with English sub-titles. There is not a lot of dialogue, so you won't be reading a lot!

The message is that parents will love you no matter what, so don't try to go behind their backs.

I give Miriam 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 18, plus adults. Reviewed by Avalon N., KIDS FIRST!

The short animated film, Miriam, from Romania is hilarious, plus it has good messages. All that makes for a good watch.

The story follows Miriam, a tomboy who loves playing soccer. Unfortunately her mom does not approve of this and wants her to act and behave like a "standard girl" in order to find a guy in the future.

The animation and graphics are stunningly good. The 3D style is brought to life throughout this short film. It really shows how well thought out and planned it was. The scenes with Miriam kicking the soccer ball are particularly well made. The storyline is one that young people can relate to, especially those with moms that are a bit old-fashioned. We see Miriam (Olga Bela) using all the tricks she can think of to get out of the conversation with her mom (Anca Bartos). I especially enjoyed the funny, slightly expected plot twist at the end. It left me laughing. You might want to know that the dialogue is in Romanian with English sub-titles. There is not a lot of dialogue, so you won't be reading a lot!

The message is that parents will love you no matter what, so don't try to go behind their backs.

I give Miriam 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 18, plus adults. Reviewed by Avalon N., KIDS FIRST!

Miriam, a 12 year old tomboy, is sitting in the kitchen, with her mom, in the morning. Their conversation reflects the difference between generations, ages, ways of thinking. Miriam's mother, only wishing the best for Miriam, tries to mold her into the ideal image of her generation of decades ago, wearing a skirt, having nice legs, speaking and behaving properly with the purpose of finding a husband (seemingly, the ideal for every girl), the 12 year old Miriam, now in 2021, is at ease knowing what SHE wants to do with her life, and, for the moment, that is to play soccer.
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