A poetic short film about a ten-year-old boy struggling with depression. As he spirals further into isolation, it’s getting harder for him to resist the visions of an offered escape.
Short film | 00:11:33 | Narrative Fiction | Themes: Depression, Youth, Children | Colour | 4:3 | The Netherlands | Spoken language: Dutch | Subtitles: English | Format: DCP, ProRes | Dolby 5.1 & Stereo LtRt
Written & directed by Daan Groot
Produced by Laurette Schillings, Frans van Gestel & Arnold Heslenfeld for Topkapi Films
Cinematography by Michel Rosendaal
Editor: David Heemstra
Sound design: Gijs Domen
Composer: Arend Groot, Daan Groot
International première: Minikino Short Film Week Bali 2020, programmers choice competition, Indonesia.
Fransiska Prihadi, program director Minikino: “Intense and brutally emotional, I feel guilty to find it beautiful at the same time.”
- Minikino Short Film Week Bali 2020, programmers choice competition, Indonesia. 🏆
- Nederlands Filmfestival 2020, debut competition, the Netherlands.
- Programmers Choice Award, Minikino Short Film Week Bali 2020, Indonesia