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Film Fest Gent - Poor Kids
Archived: Poor Kids (2017)

director: Michiel Dhont

With: Tijmen Govaerts, Felix Meyer, Aiko Vanparys, a.o.

duration: 18 minutes
Short, Youth / Coming-Of-Age

Shorts – Competition for Belgian Shorts

Max, 20 years old, is the son of a sailor and lives in a boarding school for children of sailors and immigrants. During the holidays, when most of the children are back home, he stays there with a small group. Together they try to bend the rules but on the other hand they also try to make a home together.


director: Michiel Dhont
producer: Jessie Lombaert, Charlotte Lybaert
screenplay: Michiel Dhont
Editor: David Verdurme
Cinematography: Laurens De Geyter
sound: Arne De Beleyr

production company: Hogeschool Gent School of Arts (KASK)

More info

dialogue: Dutch
subtitles: Eng subt.
country: Belgium
year: 2017

Official site


MICHIEL DHONT: Poor Kids (2017).

Technical Specs

format: DCP
FPS: 25


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