Secrets of War

Oorlogsgeheimen

Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 5 Sun, Apr 12, 2015 1:15 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 5 Sat, Apr 25, 2015 11:00 AM
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
English Title:Secrets of War
Program:Childish
Tags:Children's/Family Friendly
History
Drama
Jewish
War
Adaptation
Literature
Voice Category:Panorama
Release Year:2014
Runtime:95
Type:Narrative Feature
Festivals & Awards:Best Film - Castellinaria International Festival of Young Cinema
Best Live-Action Feature Film - Chicago International Children's Film Festival
Country/Region:Netherlands
Language:Dutch
Print Source:Film Movement
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/92818744
Cast/Crew
Director:Dennis Bots
Producer:Michiel Bartels
Cinematographer:Rolf Dekens
Editor:Peter Alderliesten
Principal Cast:Maas Bronkhuyzen
Joes Brauers
Pippa Allen
Loek Peters
Eva Duijvestein
Nils Verkooijen
Annemarie Prins
Stefan de Walle
Rene van ‘t Hof
Luc Feit
Screenwriter:Karen van Holst Pellekaan
Based on the novel by Jacques Vriens

Description

MSPIFF at Rochester: Sat, 4/18 at 2:30pm

In a Nazi-occupied Dutch village that’s slowly changing, 12 year-olds Tuur and Lambert initially incorporate the war into their childhood games. Until the boys begin to question what they see: a toy appearing out of a passing train; traces of people’s belongings in the underground caves; secretive parents. Befriending Maartje, a new girl in town, the boys’ friendship is tested when they learn a powerful secret of their own and the reality of war changes their childhoods forever. An award-winning adaptation of the bestseller by Jacques Vriens, Secrets of War portrays WW2‘s fascism and resistance through the tender humanity of wartime friendships and three children’s points of view.

Recommended for ages 10+



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