Tine and Warre, a child­less couple, take pity on a pecu­liar crea­ture with wings. Warre, a bird-watcher, thinks she is a bird. Tine thinks she is a girl. The child’s bird­like incli­na­tions surprise the woman, but not the man. When Viegeltje, as they call her, flies off with a flock of birds, Tine is incon­solable. The couple decides to go and find her. This search brings them into contact with others who have met Viegeltje. Every­body finds in her exactly what they need. Warre and Tine’s quest is the adap­ta­tion of Joke van Leeuwen’s book. The surre­alist road movie gives free rein to Van Leeuwen’s play on words and images. Viegeltje is a blank char­acter that every­body can project his expec­ta­tions on. At the end of the film, every­body has learned a lesson or has been deliv­ered from some kind of fear. The film uses digital tech­niques, but Viegeltje is played by the seven-year-old Kenadie Jourdin-Bromley, who suffers from primor­dial dwarfism and hasn’t grown taller than 76 centimetres.

Credits

Production Design
Sound editing
Visual Effects
Montage

Title: Iep!
Year: 2010
Duration : 1 hour, 21 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2010

Gouden Kalf nominees

Other awards

Gouden Film (100.000 bezoekers speelfilm) (2010)

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