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Taking Chances by Nicole van Kilsdonk

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The Berlin International Film Festival has announced the first fourteen films selected for the Generation Kplus and  Generation 14plus competitions. KAUWBOY and TAKING CHANCES, two films from the Netherlands, are part of Generation Kplus and will be competing for a Crystal Bear .

KAUWBOY, the first feature of director Boudewijn Koole and produced by Waterland Film, tells the story of 10-year- old Jojo, who lives with his father, whom he adores, even though he can be sometimes difficult and aggressive. One day Jojo finds a jackdaw that he names Jack, and decides to take care of it even though his father disapproves. When his father finds out that Jojo has lied to him they have a huge argument and Jack flies away.

TAKING CHANCES, directed by Nicole van Kilsdonk and produced by Lemming Film, was both the opening film and awarded Best Film at the last Cinekid Film Festival. The movie is about Kiek (9), who is worried as her father works as a doctor in a war zone. To lengthen the odds of her father getting hurt, she comes up with a strange and unique idea: she needs a dead dog and a dead mouse, because Kiek doesn't know one person who has a dead mouse, a dead dog and a dead father. Surely the odds against that are enormous?

Delphis Films holds the international rights of both titles.

Berlin International Film Festival: February 9 – 19, 2012

For more information:

Berlin International Film Festival

Waterland Film
Ph: +31 20 682 2164

Lemming Film
Ph: +31 20 661 0424

Delphis Films
Ph: + 1 514 843 3355

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