Owls & Mice
When an owl catches Meral’s pet mouse, she ventures into the woods to find it. As Meral’s friends try to help her, she comes to understand what real friendship is.
When Meral moves to a new house, she has a hard time making new friends at school. At home she befriends a little mouse that lives in her room: Peepeep. Thanks to the mouse, Meral makes some unexpected new friends. But when an owl catches Peepeep, Meral blames them. Only after they set out on an adventure to retrieve the pellet the owl must have made of Peepeep does Meral understand what friendship is really about.
75’ / DCP / colour
Genre: children's, family
Original title: UILENBAL
Dir: Simone van Dusseldorp
Prod: Lemming Film
Sc: Simone van Dusseldorp
D.O.P.: Ton Peters, Stephan Polman
Completed: August 2016
Cast: Hiba Ghafry Mimoun Oaïssa (SHOUF SHOUF HABIBI!, SCHNITZEL PARADISE) Birgit Schuurman (PAINKILLERS, THE DINER CLUB).
Cinekid - Official Opening Film
Berlin International Film Festival - Generation Kplus
Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival
China International Children's Film Festival
Buster - Copenhagen International Children's Film Festival
Dortmund / Cologne International Women's Film Festival
Cinemagic - Dublin International Film and Television Festival for Young People
Carnival - Hong Kong International Children´s Film Festival
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival
BUFF - Malmö International Children's and Young People's Film Festival
Mill Valley International Film Festival
Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Zlin International Film Festival for Children and Youth
Oulu International Children's Film Festival
FIFEM - Montreal International Children's Film Festival
Simone van Dusseldorp:
a.o. LIFE ACCORDING TO NINO (2014, feature) Award: Cinekid Best Film, MY CRAZY GRANNY (2012, short), The Secret Letter (2010, feature) Awards: Cinekid Best Film, Jury Award Buenos Aires IFF for Children and Youth Nueva Mirada, FROGS & TOADS (2009, feature) Awards a.o: Golden Cairo Award Cairo IFF for Children, Audience Award Kristiansand Intl Children's FF.
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Owls & Mice trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtzFUTvyPSA