Jojo is caught between his love for a jackdaw and his loyalty to his father. Finally he decides that enough is enough.
Jojo (10) lives with his father, whom he adores, even though he can be sometimes difficult and aggressive. One day Jojo finds a jackdaw that he names Jack, and decides to take care of it even though his father disapproves. When his father finds out that Jojo has lied to him they have a huge argument and Jack flies away. Jojo is sad and runs away too, but in the end it is not Jack who comforts Jojo, but his father.
87’ / 35mm / colour
Original title: KAUWBOY
Dir: Boudewijn Koole
Prod: Waterland Film
Sc: Jolein Laarman, Boudewijn Koole
D.O.P.: Daniel Bouquet
Completed: spring 2012
Language: Dutch (English subtitles)
Cast: Rick Lens, Loek Peters (LAPTOP, LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL), Cahit Olmez (GANGSTERBOYS, SHYLOCK), Susan Radder (OFFERS, HIDDEN STORIES).
Festivals and Awards a.o:
Berlin International Film Festival - Grand Prix Deutsches KinderhilfswerkAward for Best Youth Film and Best First Feature Award
BAFICI (Buenos Aires International Film Festival) - Special Mention
Kristiansand International Children’s Film Festival - EFCA Award and Film & Kino Award
European Film Academy Young Audience Award
Brasilia International Film Festival - Best Film Award and Best Actor Award
Tokyo Kinder Film - International Jury’s Grand Prix
Dutch Submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film 2012
Giffoni Film Festival
Guanajuato International Film Festival
Melbourne International Film Festival
Espoo Cine International Film Festival
Seoul International Youth Film Festival
First feature film.
MAITE (2008, TV film), A RIVER LEFT FOR ME (2008, doc), DRAWN OUT LOVE (2007, short).
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