My Dad is a Sausage


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Film Info
Original Title:Mijn vader is een saucisse
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Nextwave Global Features
Women & Film
Family Drama
Best of Fest Encores
Release Year:2021
Runtime:83 min
The Netherlands
Print Source:A Private View
Director:Anouk Fortunier
Producer:Dries Phlypo
Cinematographer:Melle van Essen
Screenwriter:Jean-Claude Van Rijckeghem
Based on the novel by Agnès De Lestrade
Editor:Gert Van Berckelaer
Joppe Van den Brande
Composer:Harry De Wit
Principal Cast:Johan Heldenbergh
Savannah Vandendriessche
Hilde De Baerdemaeker
Jade De Ridder
Ferre Vuye
Camilia Blereau
Serge-Henri Valcke
Chokri Ben Chikha
Frank Focketyn


Best of Fest Encores

In this charming film for the entire family, introverted Zoë (12), the youngest of three siblings, is struggling to find her own voice at school. At home, she is best buddies with her father (Johan Heldenbergh, currently on-screen in the Oscar-nominated Quo Vadis, Aida?). When Dad suddenly burns out on his bank job and inexplicably decides to become an actor, the rest of the family thinks he's having a breakdown.

His wife, a type A executive at her family’s chocolate factory, is most concerned. But Zoë believes her dad is an amazing actor waiting to be discovered and vows to help him however she can. Spiced with innovative animation, this contemporary dramedy about a family that reinvents itself is essentially a buddy movie with a father and his daughter in the leading roles. It shows the importance of following your dreams in spite of the doubts of others. (Alissa Simon)

Director Biography

Anouk Fortunier Anouk Fortunier is a director and actor. She is the director of the short films “Menuet” (2015) and Drôle d'Oiseau (2015). My Dad Is a Sausage (Mijn vader is een saucisse) (2021) is her debut feature.