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Owls & Mice (2016) 6

Netherlands | 2016 | 80 min.

Fri 26.05.2017 | 08:15 hours | Aula

Tue 30.05.2017 | 08:15 hours | Aula

Wed 31.05.2017 | 08:10 hours | Golden Apple Cinema 1

Meral (8) just moved into a new town. She tries to make friends at her new school before their autumn school camp, but this is harder than expected. At home she befriends a little mouse that lives in her new room, which she calls Peepeep. Afraid that her parents will kill Peepeep while she is away, she secretly takes him with her. Thanks to the mouse, Meral makes some unexpected new friends. When an owl catches the little mouse, Meral blames her new friends. It is not until they set out into the wild to retrieve the owl pellet with Peepeep’s bones that Meral finally understands what friendship is all about.

Duration80 min
SubtitleEnglish, simul. translation cz
Directed by Simone van Dusseldorp
Screenplay Simone van Dusseldorp
Director of Photography Ton Peters NSC, Stephan Polman
Music Kees van der Vooren
Edited by Peter Alderliesten, NCE
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A Dutch screenwriter and director, she graduated from the Rietveld School of Art & Design and the Netherlands Film Academy in Amsterdam in Amsterdam. She's launched TV series and made her feature debut with Deep (Diep, 2005). She went on to direct the adventure film Frogs & Toads (Kikkerdril, 2009) and the drama Secret letter (Briefgeheim, 2010), among others.

Action + Adventure, Friendship, Teamwork, Animals, School