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What if your child turns out to be a sports talent and at an early age ends up in a world full of expectations, stress, disappointments and sacrifices – just like yourself? Personal documentary about a complex pedagogical paradox.
Intimate documentary in which the director observes her gifted nine-year-old son and the way she guides him in the world of gymnastics. She also follows other parents who are in the same top-sport boat, and points the camera at the coach. How do you best support a child, while being a parent and instinctively struggling with the same expectations, stress and disappointments? On the one hand, parents hope their child will excel, but on the other they primarily want a happy child and successes are ‘really’ less important.


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Title: Turn!
Year: 2019
Duration : 56 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2019


Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Korte Documentaire (2019)
Esther Pardijs

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