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Swchwrm, My Adventures

Dir.: Froukje Tan | Netherlands 2012 | 85 min | AGE: 7+

 

Talking about grief need not be sad. The Dutch 'Swchwrm, My Adventures' is a both light and playful tale about a small boy with a highly developed imagination.

He hopes to eventually make use of this in a spectacular career as a writer, but so far he is using it to come to terms with the grief of having lost his beloved grandfather and being rejected by the prettiest girl in class. The film is an incredibly well-made child's perspective of an at times confusing world, which becomes much easier to digest when one adds a dose of flying queens and camels. An original and very touching tribute to childhood fantasy, which grownups would do well to hang onto.


Swchwrm (Netherlands, 2012, 85 min.)
Director: Froukje Tan. Cast: Dennis Reinsma, Georgina Verbaan, Hans Dagelet. Production: Flinck Film.
Danish Dub.