Playground

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Ticket Prices
General Public:$12.00 (+ $2 online fee)
Members:$9.00 (no online fee)
Film Info
Program:New Releases
Virtual Cinema
Tags:Drama
Coming-of-Age
Oscar Submission
Release Year:2021
Runtime:72 min
Country/Region:Belgium
Language:French
Print Source:Film Movement
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3tDnQ8EWvA
Cast/Crew
Director:Laura Wandel
Producer:Stéphane Lhoest
Cinematographer:Frédéric Noirhomme
Screenwriter:Laura Wandel
Editor:Nicolas Rumpl
Principal Cast:Maya Vanderbeque
Günter Duret
Karim Leklou
Laura Verlinden

Description

Now Streaming IN MSP FILM'S VIRTUAL CINEMA

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About the Film

In this debut feature by writer-director Laura Wandel, the everyday reality of grade school is seen from a child's-eye-view as an obstacle course of degradation and abuse. Following 7-year-old Nora and her big brother Abel, we see Nora struggling to fit in before finding her place on the schoolyard. One day, she notices Abel being bullied by other kids, and though she rushes to protect him by warning their father, Abel forces her to remain silent, while he endures more humiliation and harassment by his peers. Transposing the gritty realism of such filmmakers as Jacques Audiard and the Dardennes Brothers to the inner world of kids, Wandel crafts an empathetic and visceral portrait of the cruelty of children, and the failure of adults to protect them. Shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best International Film.


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