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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