Cool Kids Don't Cry
COOL KIDS DON’T CRY tells the story of Akkie, a spirited young girl, who loves soccer, even though her classmate Joep thinks that soccer is not meant for girls. When Akkie is diagnosed with leukemia, she remains optimistic. She even continues interfering with the school soccer tournament while she is lying in the hospital. But when Akkie’s health deteriorates so much she is no longer able to participate in the tournament, Joep comes up with a really special plan.
90’ / DCP / colour
Original title: ACHTSTE GROEPERS HUILEN NIET
Prod: Rinkel Film, Bijker
Co-prod: Living Stone (BE), EO (NL)
Sc: Karen van Holst Pellekaan
D.O.P.: Gerd Schelfhout
Completed: January 2012
Language: Dutch (English subtitles)
Cast: Johanna ter Steege (TIRZA, LAST CONVERSATION), Hanna Obbeek (THE SECRET LETTER), Eva van der Gucht (CHUBBY DRUMS, EVERYBODY’S FAMOUS), Hanna Verboom (BENNIE STOUT, ME & MR JONES).
Festivals and awards a.o:
TIFF Kids Toronto - Audience Choice Award and Honourable Mention from the TIFF KIds Young People's jury
Nueva Mirada - Buenos Aires International Film Festival for Children and Youth - Children and Young People Jury Award for Best feature Film, Live Action and Special Mention
Vienna International Children's Film Festival - Prize of the Children's Jury
Sao Paulo Giffoni Film Festival - Gryphon Award Best Film 13+
Bangalore International Children's Film Festival - Child Jury’s Choice Award
International Children's Film Festival in Siping (China) - Best Children's Feature
Centre Internationale Du Film pour l'Enfance te la Jeunesse - CIPEJ Award for Best Film
ANUBIS AND THE WRATH OF ARGHUS (2009, feature), ANUBIS AND THE PATH OF SEVEN SINS (2008, feature), ZOO RANGERS IN AFRICA (2005, feature), EMERGENCY EXIT (2001, short) Awards: Silver Gryphon Giffoni FF, Most Innovative Short Film Reel2Real (Canada).
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27-02-2012 COOL KIDS DON'T CRY Golden Film