SONNY BOY to the Academy Awards 2012
2 September 2011
Dutch feature film SONNY BOY, directed and written by Maria Peters (STAY AWAY!, PETER BELL, LITTLE CRUMB) will be the submission from the Netherlands for the Academy Award category Best Foreign Language Film. The film was selected by an independent committee of Dutch film professionals.
SONNY BOY is produced by Hans Pos and Dave Schram of Shooting Star Filmcompany in co-production with Ester.Reglin.Film (Germany) and Menuet (Belgium). The film is based on the bestselling novel by Annejet van der Zijl. Main cast are Ricky Koole, Sergio Hasselbank, Marcel Hensema and Micha Hulshof. The film is distributed in the Netherlands by A-Film Distribution.
SONNY BOY is the true, exceptional love story between two apparently ordinary people: Rika, a typical Dutch mother of four children, and Waldemar, a Surinam man seventeen years her junior. Their love can survive all the presumptions and obstructions of the cruel world outside, but is finally unable to cope with the brutal and devastating power of war.
On January 24, 2012, the nominations for the Best Foreign Language Film Award will be announced. The Oscars® will be awarded on February 26, 2012.
For more information:
Shooting Star Filmcompany
Ph: +31 20 624 7272
ph: +31 20 344 5144
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences: www.oscars.org