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Young! by Colette Bothof


A film about the growing pains of youth, about craving independence while at the same time feeling a need to belong.

Anne (17) looks back on the period of her life when she lost her natural 'insider status' within a small community because of her love for the newcomer Lena. This coming-of-age drama tells the story of her growing up among family and friends, her development from puberty to adulthood, and the gradual shift in how she perceives her surroundings.

90’ / DCP / colour

Genre: drama, coming of age
Original title: ZOMER
Dir: Colette Bothof
Prod: De Productie (NL)
Co-prod: Minds Meet (BE)       
Sc: Marjolein Bierens           
D.O.P.: Goert Giltaij
Language: Dutch
Cast: Sigrid ten Napel, Jade Olieberg, Martijn Lakemeier, Lisa Smit, Ella-June Herrard, Rik Verheye.
Completed: summer 2014

Festivals a.o:
BUSTER - Copenhagen Film Festival for Children and Youth
Chicago International Film Festival
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival
Cardiff Iris Prize Festival - Best Actress in a Feature - Sigrid ten Napel

Colette Bothof:
Second feature film.
a.o. BLACK SWANS (2005, feature), DWAALGAST (2003, short), ONE WAY TICKET TO OBLIVION (1993, short).

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