KAUWBOY is Dutch entry Oscars
September 6, 2012
Dutch feature film KAUWBOY by director Boudewijn Koole has been chosen as the official entry from the Netherlands to the Academy's Best Foreign Language Film Award.
KAUWBOY is written by Boudewijn Koole and Jolein Laarman. The film is produced by Jan van der Zanden and Wilant Boekelman of Waterland Film. KAUWBOY is Koole's debut feature. It had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival, where it was awarded Best First Feature and Best Youth Film. Since then KAUWBOY has won various prizes worldwide, among others the European Film Academy's Young Audience Award, the Jury Award for Best European Youth Film (ECFA Award) and Film & Kino Award at the Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival in Norway, the Awards for Best Film and Best Actor at the Brasilia International Film Festival, and the International Jury's Grand Prix at the Tokyo Kinder Film Festival.
The film is distributed in the Netherlands by BFD Film and has been screening in national cinemas since April 18.
KAUWBOY is about Jojo, a lively 10-year-old with a difficult home life marked by a volatile father and an absent mother. He finds solace in an abandoned baby jackdaw. Through the special friendship he builds with the bird, the wall between him and his father will be brought down.
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