Beste Film Koji NelissenDerk-Jan Warrink
You are now in the NFF Archive. The archive contains contains information on film, TV and interactive productions that were screened at past festival editions. The NFF does not dispose of this material. For this, please contact the producer, distributor or broadcaster. Sometimes, older films can also be found at the Eye Film Museum or the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.
Affectionate, magic-realistic family drama set on Curacao. The strong-willed Kenza (11) threatens to get entangled in the clashing ways of life of her rational father and spiritual grandfather.
Kenza (11) lives on a wrecker’s yard in the interior of Curacao with her father Ouira and grandpa Weljo. The two men are poles apart: Ouira is a stone-sober policeman, Weljo, on the other hand, identifies with the native people and the spirituality of the island. The strong-willed Kenza tries to find her own way between these extremes, who clash more and more often. For this magic-realistic family drama, director Eché Janga, who wrote the screenplay with Esther Duysker, found his inspiration in a local saga.