German title: Beflügelt Russian title: История семьи Блум Original title: Penguin Bloom
Alternative titles: Beflügelt – Ein Vogel namens Penguin Bloom | Пингвин Блум
Family drama – USA, Australia Production year: 2018 Movie length: 95 minutes
Director: Glendyn Ivin Writer: Shaun Grant, Harry Cripps Cinematograph: Sam Chiplin Music: Marcelo Zarvos
Based on the best-selling book of the same name, the film tells the story of Sam Bloom, a young mother whose world is turned upside down after a shocking, near-fatal accident leaves her paralyzed. Sam’s husband, her three young boys and her mother, are struggling to adjust to their new situation when an unlikely ally enters their world in the form of an injured baby magpie they name Penguin. The bird’s arrival is a welcome distraction for the Bloom family, eventually making a profound difference on Sam’s life, teaching her how to live again.
They saved a little bird – and in return she saved them too... After a near-fatal fall left Sam Bloom paralysed, no one – not her husband Cameron, nor their sons Noah, Rueben and Oli – could reach her in the darkest days of her struggle. But everything changed when a new member of the family unexpectedly landed in their lives: an injured magpie chick abandoned after she fell from her nest, whom they named »Penguin Bloom«. Powerful and tender, »Penguin Bloom« is a beautifully written account of how compassion, friendship and family can come from unexpected places.