Colourful adap­ta­tion full of graph­ical capers sticks up for thir­teen-year-old Rosa, who strug­gles with (adoles­cent) prob­lems like lone­li­ness, over­weight, an enam­oured mother, pestering class­mates and a bosom friend who gives unso­licited advice.
You are thir­teen years old, everyone is stupid and you are a fatso. To boot, you are forced to move from Brabant to Groningen with your mother, step­fa­ther and baby half-brother, where you completely fail to join in with your new class­mates. How do you survive this? Espe­cially since your alter egoes also hamper you: the devil inside urges you to dye your hair a flashy red and to spray graf­fiti on the school windows at night, the angel inside nags at you because you should not slim so fanat­i­cally. Your bosom friend occa­sion­ally appears as a TV host in musical-like visions to give advice you did not ask for. In short, every­body knows best, but you, the adoles­cent, know one thing for sure: you are all alone in this world and nobody cares about you. This moving theme has been made into an appealing youth film in a playful and colourful way, incor­po­rating humour and numerous visual, graph­ical jokes. Based on Francine Oomen’s best-selling books.

Title: Hoe overleef ik mezelf?
Year: 2008
Duration : 1 hour, 40 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2008

Gouden Kalf nominees

Other awards

Gouden Film (100.000 bezoekers speelfilm) (2008)

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