Kiek devises a unique way of dealing with her worries about her father.
Kiek is worried as her father works 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?
87’ / 35mm / colour
Original title: PATATJE OORLOG
Dir: Nicole van Kilsdonk
Prod: Lemming Film
Co-prod: A Private View (BE)
Sc: Lotte Tabbers
D.O.P.: Jeroen de Bruin
Completed: October 2011
Cast: Pippa Allen, Johnny de Mol (TUNNELVISION, VOX POPULI), Rifka Lodeizen (AMONG US, LENA).
Berlin International Film Festival
Malmö Filmfestival - BUFF
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival
Stockholm International Film Festival for Children
Kyoto Children's Film Festival - Kinder Film Fest
Festival International de Cinema de Jeunesse de Rimouski
Brazilian Kids Film Festival
Copenhagen International Film Festival for Children and Youth - Buster
Frankfurt Internationales Kinderfilmfestival - Lucas
Giffoni Film Festival
Seoul International Youth Film Festival
Krakow Children's Film Festival - Galicja
Cologne Children's Film Festival - Cinepänz
Poznan International Young Audience Film Festival - ALE KINO
Seattle Children's Film Festival
Dhaka International Children's Film Festival Bangladesh
Bangalore International Children’s Film Festival - Children's India
Nicole van Kilsdonk:
a.o. HEADING WEST (2010, feature), SECURITY (2009, TV film), HOW TO SURVIVE MYSELF (2008, feature), JOHAN (2004, feature) Awards: Best Film Houston FF, Best Director Palm Beach FF,
MAKING WAVES (2003, TV film) Award: Golden Calf Best TV Drama Netherlands FF, MORNING SWIMMERS (2001, TV film).