The Netherlands / 2021 / 75'
A larger-than-life feelgood family film for young and old(er) to enjoy. A hot summer and a boy with a thirst for life, juggling the women in his life, grandma, mom, girlfriend.
The Dutch-Caribbean Shabu (14) lives in a block called Paperklip, in a notorious neighborhood of Rotterdam South. He dreams of being a famous musician. We enter this community through his eyes, vibrant and exuberant, exciting and fun. A colorful loving environment where everyone knows and supports each other. Shabu needs that support, since he has a big obstacle to overcome this summer: he angered the most important woman in his life – his grandmother.
Director: Shamira Raphaëla
Script: Shamira Raphaëla, Jasmin Preiß
Photography: Jurgen Lisse, Gregg Telussa, Aziz Al-Dilaimi
Editing: David Verdume
Music: Michael Varenkamp
Production: Tangerine Tree
- Daddy and the Warlord (2019)
- Our Motherland (2019)
- Lenno and the Angelfish (2017)
- Deal With It (2014)
Festivals & Awards:
Berlinale, Germany (2022), Human IDFF, Norway (2022), BUFF, Sweden (2022), CPH:Dox, Denmark (2022), Hot Docs, Canada (2022), Kristiansand International Children’s Film Festival, Norway (2022), Docaviv, Israel (2022), Docs Barcelona, Spain (2022), Oslo Pix, Norway (2022), See the Sound, France (2022), Zlín Film Festival, Czech Republic (2022), IDFA – Best Youth Film, Netherlands (2021)
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*For children under the age of 10, screenings at MKC are free of charge.