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THE DAY MY FATHER BECAME A BUSH

Nicole van Kilsdonk
Netherlands, Croatia, Belgium | 2016 | 90 min | Dutch

THE DAY MY FATHER BECAME A BUSH
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SYNOPSIS

Ten-year- old Toda lives in a bakery with her dad—the best pâtissière in town— and knows everything there is to know about cakes and pastries. But one day her father is called into military service and Toda must undertake an adventurous and challenging journey to another country, in search of her mother.

DIRECTOR

  • Nicole van Kilsdonk

    Nicole van Kilsdonk

    Nicole van Kilsdonk is a graduate of the Dutch Film and Television Academy and a prolific documentary and fiction director. Her feature films include Johan (2005), How to Survive (2008) and Ventoux (2015).

Credits

Director - Nicole van Kilsdonk
Producer - Eva Eisenloeffel, Fleur Winters, Leontine Petit, Joost de Vries
Screenwriter - Maureen Versprille, Nicole van Kilsdonk
Cinematographer - Gregg Telussa N.S.C.
Editor - David Verdurme
Sound - Jan Schermer
Music - Rutger Reinders

FILM FESTIVALS/AWARDS

KINOdiseea: International Children Film Festival 2016, Romania - Winner ECFA Award
Göteborg Film Festival 2017, Sweden
European Union Film Festival 2017
Jeugd Film Festival, 2017, Netherlands - Winner ECFA Award and Audience Award
KinoKino, 2017, Norway - Winner professional Jury Award
New York International Children’s Film Festival 2017
Stockholm Feminist Film Festival 2017
Montreal International Children’s Film Festival 2017
BUFF Film Festival, 2017
Movies That Matter/Amnesty International 2017
TIFF Kids International Film Festival 2017
Tel Aviv International Children’s Film Festival 2017
Iran Children Film Festival 2017