"For the fogs about the earth may weigh you down and the blaze from the sun are going to melt your feathers apart."
Very few animated films are ever submitted for International Feature, but despite that, Luxembourg chose Icarus as their entry.
Directed by Carlo Vogele, Icarus is a movie about the myth that we all know very well. The film itself doesn’t change much to the story we all know, but it’s still a gorgeous, poetically beautiful film to watch.
The wings represent Icarus’ father giving him life. The ocean and the sun represent the two extremes of denying oneself and overindulging oneself. Life is a gift and every day is a blessing. Maintaining a balance with everything is the key to happiness and success.