In her Bachelor´s short, Daria explores the relationship father-daughter:
“In a hospital room, the Daughter recalls a childhood moment when as a little girl she tried to share her experience with an injured bird with her Father. A moment of misunderstanding and a lost embrace has stretched into many years all the way to this hospital room, until the moment when a window pane breaks under the impact of a little bird.”
Premiered at Annecy Animation Film Festival, it has won several awards and nominations, including the Cristal for the best Student film and Young Jury award in Student film section, the 46th Student Academy Award, the Short Film Jury Award: Animation at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated to the 92th Academy Award.
About it, Daria says in her page:
“My film’s key theme is the father-daughter relationship, a very personal and important topic to me. To draw viewers into my world of memories, I made the film with a hand-held camera feel, big close-ups, low depth of field and a lot of motion, lending it an authentic immediacy and a para-documentary nature. To show the characters’ emotions with facial expressions, I paint the eyes directly on the puppets’ faces, giving them a lot of life and an intense expression of the characters’ emotions.”