Finn wants to learn to play the violin, even though his father doesn’t allow it. Is he the only one who can see how enchanting music can be? Or is something else going on?
Nine-year-old Finn lives with his father in the countryside. He would like to make music, but his father wants him to play football, just like all the other boys. Near an abandoned farm, Finn meets an old man who plays the violin so beautifully that he is totally enchanted. While his father thinks he is playing football, Finn is secretly going to the farm to practise. Is Finn the only one who understands how enchanting music can be? Or is something else going on?
90’ / DCP / colour
Original title: FINN
Dir: Frans Weisz
Prod: Flinck Film (NL)
Co-prod: Eyeworks (BE), Caviar (BE)
Sc: Janneke van der Pal
D.O.P.: Goert Giltay
Completed: December 2013
Cast: Jan Decleir (NOVA ZEMBLA, WOLFSBERGEN), Daan Schuurmans (THE DINNER, THE MAGICIANS), Hanna Verboom (COOL KIDS DON’T CRY), Mels van der Hoeven.
Festivals and awards a.o:
Berlin International Film Festival - Generation Kplus
FIFEM - Montreal International Children's Film Festival
Kikife - Schwäbisch Gmünd International Children´s Film Festival
TIFF Kids Toronto
Tromso International Children's Film Festival
Zlín International Film Festival for Children and Youth
FESTROIA International Film Festival Sétubal
Tel Aviv Youth Film Festival - Jury Award
Giffoni Film Festival - Golden Gryphon Award for Best Film in the 10+ category
Tokyo Kinder Film Festival - Special Jury's Feature Award
Seoul International Youth Film Festival
Vilnius International Children and Youth Film Festival - Best Film (7+)
Final Cut Marburger Children's and Youth Film Festival - Best Film
Bielefeld International Children's Film Festival - Best Film
a.o. LIFE? OR THEATRE? (2012, doc), HAPPY END (2009, feature), HOPSI TOPSI LAND (2006, short doc),
BOY ECURY (2003, feature) Awards: a.o. Columbine Award Best Feature Moondance FF, QUI VIVE
(2001, feature), STORM INSIDE MY HEAD (2011, feature), A WOMAN OF THE NORTH (1999, feature).
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