Affec­tionate, magic-real­istic family drama set on Curaçao. 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 Curaçao 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. 

Title: Buladó
Year: 2020
Duration : 1 hour, 27 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2020

Gender & IdentityEthnicityFaith & spiritualityMaatschappijGeschiedenisDrama

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