Go to content

Erik of het klein insectenboek

Director: Gidi van Liempd
With this adaptation of Godfried Bomans' folk-tale from 1941, a long-cherished dream was fulfilled for ad filmmaker Van Liempd. Interspersed with computer animation, his debut feature film presents the equally debuting Jasper Oldenhof as the ten-year-old muser Eric Pinksterblom, who has trouble preparing a school talk on insects. He is helped by his grandfather, who one night rakes out an old hand book on insects, which includes a picture of Wollewei. An adventurous night ensues, in which Eric finds himself in the fairy-like setting of Wollewei. Among the grass-stalks, he meets a cheerful bumblebee, an inconfident mosquito and two enamoured ladybirds. Impressed by this strange biped that seems to know everything about their habits, the insects take Eric's advice. Until things go wrong. That night, Eric learns a lesson about insects and people.
Title: Erik of het klein insectenboek
Year: 2004
Duration : 1 hour, 37 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2005

Gouden Kalf nominees

Other awards

Gouden Film (100.000 bezoekers speelfilm) (2005)

NFF Archive

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.