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Kauwboy

Kauwboy (Netherlands)

Directed by:
Boudewijn Koole
Cast:
Rick Lens, Loek Peters, Susan Radder
Duration:
12h:00m
TIFF edition:
2013
Category:
Synopsis:

Times are hard for Jojo. This ten year old boy lives alone with his father in a rural area. And what about his mother? Is she really touring the U.S. as a country singer? The father tries to hide his despair. But he drinks and is out of control. Jojo’s only solace is a young jackdaw that has fallen out of his nest, and which he secretly takes in. Rearing the little bird, which is even more vulnerable than himself, gives Jojo a feeling of happiness and responsibility.

Festivals
Berlin 2012 (Generation Kplus), Buenos Aires 2012, Hamburg 2012, Thessaloniki 2012,  Belgrad 2012

Awards
Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk Grand Prix - Berlin 2012, UNICEF Award - Buenos Aires, European Discovery of the Year, Young Audience Award - European Film Awards 2012
 

 

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