Netherlands 2019, 90 min, Dutch, Hebrew & English subtitles
Winner of two IDFA Awards: for Best Editing and Cinematography.
Their parents and teachers have given up on them, but on Petra’s farm, they get a second chance—perhaps their last chance—to get back on track.
Four Dutch teenage boys are sent to France, far from home, where they are meant to try and cope with a host of difficult emotions. Life on the farm slowly cracks their thick armor, allowing them to open up about the circumstances that led them there.
Director Maasja Ooms gets close enough to the boys to capture the emotional nuances of their relationships. Ever in flux, the dynamic grows even more complex when a girl arrives on the farm, and some of the boys discover that their past continues to haunt them.
Nominated to the Beyond the Screen Award
Previous Festivals: IDFA