BULADÓ tells the magical-realistic and heartwarming story of a small family in the countryside of Curaçao. As the different mentalities of rational father Ouira and spiritual grandfather Weljo start to clash, eleven-year-old Kenza is determined to find her own path into adult life.
Kenza (11) lives in a house on a salvage yard together with her father Ouira, her grandfather Weljo and stray dog Tjenko. The two men in her life are opposites: her father is a police officer and a rational man, while her grandfather favours the spiritual world connected to the history of the islands. Kenza hovers in-between these two worlds until the sadness about the loss of loved ones, opens her eyes and she becomes receptive to the mystical, comforting traditions of her grandfather.
85' / colour
Original title: BULADÓ
Dir: Eché Janga
Prod: Keplerfilm - Derk-Jan Warrink, Koji Nelissen
Sc: Eché Janga, Esther Duysker
D.O.P.: Gregg Telussa
Completed: September 2020
Language: Papiamento, Dutch
Cast: Everon Jackson Hooi, Felix de Rooy, Tiara Richards.
Netherlands Film Festival - Official Opening Film - Winner Golden Calf Best Film
Cinekid Festival Amsterdam
Watch BULADÓ trailer: https://vimeo.com/474592024
a.o. HALLALI (2019, TV film), LE COUP (2015, short), HELIUM (2014, feature) Awards: Golden Calves for Best Camera and Best Music-Netherlands FF, DER KAISER (2014, short), Stockholm (2012, TV film), FOR OBSERVATION (2011, short), MO (2010, short).
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