12 23 oct '21
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Laura Wandel

Un monde (Playground)

Officiële Selectie – In Competitie 72' - 2021 - Drama - Dialogue: French - Format: DCP
Director: Laura Wandel With: Maya Vanderbeque, Günter Duret, Laura Verlinden, Karim Leklou
Set in Belgium, the film follows 7-year-old Nora and her big brother Abel going back to school. When Nora witnesses Abel being bullied by other kids, she rushes to protect him by warning their father. But Abel forces her to remain silent. Caught in a conflict of loyalty, Nora will ultimately try to find her place, torn between children's and adult's worlds.
Fri 15 Oct
09:00
Kinepolis 6
Subtitles: Dutch
Sat 16 Oct
19:30
Kinepolis 3
Subtitles: English
Special guests
Sun 17 Oct
18:00
Sphinx 1
Subtitles: Dutch
Tue 19 Oct
22:30
Kinepolis 6
Subtitles: Dutch
"A gut-punch of a film that is not so much a portrait of schoolyard bullying as it is a sensory immersion straight into the heart of children abusing other children physically and emotionally, Un monde is a sit-up-and-take-notice blend of outstandingly natural performances enhanced by spot-on cinematic choices. Told almost entirely from the height of its young protagonists, the film plunges viewers into a world of seemingly unavoidable unease, grabbing us from the first frame and rarely letting up its relentless focus on stoic suffering versus daring to upset the status quo. Tough subject matter sensitively distinguishes Belgian newcomer Laura Wandel as as a talent to watch." - Screen Daily
Set in Belgium, the film follows 7-year-old Nora and her big brother Abel going back to school. When Nora witnesses Abel being bullied by other kids, she rushes to protect him by warning their father. But Abel forces her to remain silent. Caught in a conflict of loyalty, Nora will ultimately try to find her place, torn between children’s and adult’s worlds.

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Credits

Director

Laura Wandel

With

Maya Vanderbeque, Günter Duret, Laura Verlinden, Karim Leklou

Scenario

Laura Wandel

Director of Photography

Frédéric Noirhomme

Editor

Nicolas Rumpl

Producer

Stéphane Lhoest

Co-Producer

Jan De Clercq, Annemie Degryse

Production studios

Dragons Films

More information

Dialogue

French

Subtitles

English, Dutch

Countries of production

Belgium

Year

2021

Filmography

Laura Wandel
Murs (short, 2007), O Négatif (short, 2010), BXLx24 (TV-series, 2013), Les corps étrangers (short, 2014)

Technical Specs

Format
DCP

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