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While the grownups are busy arranging grandmother’s funeral, Dieke is occupied with more pressing affairs: protecting pupas from the mythical swarte krie. Armed with only her imagination and a colander.
The grandmother of ten-year-old Dieke has passed. With her parents, she goes to Friesland for the funeral and to support her grandfather. Her grandpa, mother and aunt Yfke talk Frisian to each other, which Dieke does not understand. Consequently, she does not register their conversations about the funeral. Dieke does not seem to realise her grandmother is no longer here. She avoids the discussions about death and takes refuge in her fantasy. She hears something about butterfly pupas that are eaten by the swarte krie. Grandpa provides her with grandmother’s sword: a paintbrush. Undaunted, she sets out, in this film about coping with bereavement. A plea for the imagination.

Title: De swarte krie van de Deelen
Year: 2023
Duration : 26 minutes
Category: Short Feature
Edition: NFF 2023

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