How I Learned to Fly


An entertaining family film that takes you on a charming, yet emotional summer adventure by the sea.




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.

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Director: Radivoje Andrić
Genre: Family Children
Original title: Leto kada sam naučila da letim
English title: How Learned To Fly
Country of production: Serbia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Slovakia
Year of production: 2022
Length: 85 min
Color: Color
Shooting format: 2k
Screening format: DCP 2k
Original language: Serbian, Croatian
Subtitles: English
Cast: Sofia- Klara Hrvanović, Marija- Olga Odanović, Luce-Snježana Sinovčić, Nikola-Žarko Laušević

Scriptwriter: Ljubica Luković (based on the novel by Jasminka Petrović)
Director of photography: Dušan Joksimović
Production designer: Tajana Čanić Stanković
Editor: Dejan Urošević
Sound design: Vladan Korać
Sound: Vladan Korać
Sound mixing: Momchil Bozhkov
Music: Vasil Hadžimanov
Producers: Maja Popović Milojević, Milan Stojanović
Co-producers: Ankica Jurić TIlić, Mira Staleva, Stefan Kitanov, Katarina Krnacova
Production company: Sense Production
Co-production company: Kinorama, Art Fest, Silverart
Supported by: Film Center Serbia, Creative Europe MEDIA, SEE Cinema Network, Croatian Audiovisual Center, Bulgarian National Film Center, Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Eurimages

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Festivals / Awards

BUFF, Sweden - ECFA Award for best European Children’s Film
Sofia IFF, Bulgaria
Zlin Film Festival, Czech Republic


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