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How I Learned to Fly

Feature film


Director: Radivoje Andrić

Writer: Ljubica Luković

Producers: Maja Popović, Milan Stojanović

Based on the book by Jasminka Petrović

Original title: Leto kada sam naučila da letim

Genre: Youth, Family


Adventurous and funny Sofija (12) is forced to spend her vacation with her overbearing grandmother Maria (67), on an island in Croatia. It’s not the ideal summer experience she had hoped for, but with the help of her warmhearted old aunt Luce (65) and her charming cousin, Sofija overcomes her initial boredom. She makes new friends and together they explore everything the summer on the island has to offer: sparkling sun, fun in the water, lots of ice cream and her first kiss. But her carefree time comes to an abrupt end, when beloved Luce has to be taken to hospital, leaving Sofija with a part of her family she didn’t even know existed. Nevertheless, in the wake of tragedy, the family finally overcomes old traumas and when Sofia returns home, she realizes that revealing painful secrets is challenging but very liberating.
An entertaining family film that takes you on a charming, yet emotional summer adventure by the sea.

World sales

Pluto Film Distribution
Network GmbH

+49 (0)30 2191 8220


Ankica Juric Tilic, Kinorama (HR) / Mira Staleva & Stefan Kitanov, Art Fest (BG) / Katarina Krnacova, Silverart (SK) / Dobromir Chochov, Doli Media (BG)

Supported by

Film Center Serbia, Croatian Audiovisual Center, Bulgarian Film Center, Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Eurimages, Creative Europe MEDIA, SEE Cinema Network

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Developed through Film Teep / Warsaw Kids Film Fourm / Cinekid Junior Co-production Market / Financing Forum for Kids Content / Sofia Meetings




About the director

Radivoje Andric’s films gained great popularity with the regional audience and achieved cult status. He is one of the rare directors who’s work has been acclaimed by the critics, numerous international festivals and wide audience. His first feature THREE PALMS FOR THREE PUNKS AND A BABE (1998) had a regional audience of 280.000 while his second feature DUDES! (2001) was a positive example of a low-budget youth film that exceeded all expectations and was seen in the region by more than 570.000 admissions in cinemas. His third feature WHEN I GROW UP; I’LL BE A KANGAROO was also a box-office hit that was awarded at Thessaloniki IFF and Motovun IFF. He is the author of the children’s book HOW TO MAKE A FILM, published in Indonesia, China and Poland.