My Extraordinary Summer With Tess
Sam is practising being alone in order to avoid the pain of loss, but after an adventure with Tess he discovers the value of family.
On the first day of their holiday on the Dutch island of Terschelling, the brother of 10-year-old Sam breaks his leg - too bad for him, but great news for Sam. Why? Because it leads him to the idiosyncratic Tess, who has an ingenious plan to get to know the father who is a stranger to her. With a little help from Sam, she's got just a week to achieve this...
88' / colour
Genre: children's, drama, family
Original title: MIJN BIJZONDER RARE WEEK MET TESS
Dir: Steven Wouterlood
Prod: BIND (NL) - Joram Willink, Piet-Harm Sterk
Co-prod: Östlicht (AT)
Sc: Laura van Dijk
D.O.P.: Sal Kroonenberg
Completed: November 2018
Cast: Sonny Coops van Utteren, Josephine Arendsen, Julian Ras (MASTER SPY, THE FANTASTIC FAMILY HOTEL), Tjebbo Gerritsma (THE RESISTANCE BANKER, RIPHAGEN).
First feature film.
a.o. REMI, NOBODY'S BOY (2016, TV series), SUPERSTAR VR (2016, short), KINGS DAY (2015, short), ANYTHING GOES (2014, short).
Berlin International Film Festival - Special Mention Generation Kplus
New York International Children's Film Festival - Grand Prize Feature Film
Zlin International Film Festival for Children and Youth - Golden Slipper Best Feature Film
Munich International Film Festival
Kristiansand International Children’s Film Festival - Children's Jury Best Film
Transilvania International Film Festival
Taipei Film Festival
Hagesund International Film Festival
Warsaw Kids Film Festival (Kino Dzieci Festival Filmowy) - Fem Flower Creators Award and Special Mention by Journalists Jury
LUCAS Frankfurt International Children's Film Festival - Best Feature Film Section 8+ and ECFA Award
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