Directed by Arne Toonen
102 min | 2015 | Netherlands
Cast: Thor Braun, Henry Van Loon, Rene Van ‘T Hof, Meral Polat, Fedja Van Huêt, Maas Bronkhuyzen.
Presented in Dutch with English subtitles.
Recommended for ages 10+
Rik Boskamp wants a life where he’s not constantly bullied. When he and his family move, the people in their new town think his father is a Mafia boss, and everybody treats them with respect—until a bully from Rikkie’s past turns up. How long can he keep up his lie? North American Premiere
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About Sundance Kids
Utah Film Center has collaborated with Sundance Institute for the third year to program the “Sundance Kids” section of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, being held in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah, from January 21-January 31.
Due to the successes of past Sundance Kids sections and Utah Film Center’s Tumbleweeds Film Festivals, Utah Film Center and Sundance Institute have once again joined forces to curate this category at the Festival that appeals to all generations. The collaboration between the two organizations continues their missions to foster a diverse community, both of filmmakers and audiences. This year’s section is more varied than in the past, including an animated film, a live action Dutch film, and for the first time, a documentary.
Patrick Hubley, artistic director of the Utah Film Center said, “We are delighted with the continuing success of the Sundance Kids program and honored to continue our unique partnership with the Sundance Film Festival to present films for young audiences.”
Trevor Groth, Director of Programming for the Sundance Film Festival, said, “This year’s Sundance Kids lineup presents a range of stories from around the globe that provide a richness and quality of story that will surprise and delight audiences of all ages. We are pleased to offer these independent films in collaboration with Utah Film Center.”