It's pretty screwed up to be named after someone who shot himself in the head, - 15-year-old Cobain knows he wasn't born under a lucky star. Despite this, fate has finally started smiling upon him, as he is being moved from a boys' home to a foster family. Blocking his path to a better future, however, is his addiction-not to drugs but to a person, his drug-addict mother, who is expecting another child. Unemployed and constantly drunk, she is own her biggest enemy. Although she has been written off by the entire world, he can't forget about her. He runs away from his new foster home to save her from herself. The latest film from Nanouk Leopold (Wolfsbergen, Brownian Movement, It's All So Quiet) is a film that pulls no punches. The Dutch director presents, in an uncompromising fashion and judging no one, the lives of human shadows living on the streets in Rotterdam: homeless people, drug addicts and prostitutes. Living among them, the title character has to grow up far too early. His fight to save his self-destructive mother is convincingly portrayed by Bas Keizer, a young actor in his first role. With the camera constantly on him, the boy displays a full range of emotions in every movement: from rage to seemingly incomprehensible tenderness.
Crossing Europe Filmfestival 2018 - Best Film; Festival del Cinema Europeo 2018 - Best Screenplay
Born in Rotterdam in 1968, Nanouk Leopold is a Dutch director. She graduated from film school in Amsterdam. Her participation in the No More Heroes program allowed her to make her first full-length feature, Îles flottantes. Her subsequent films-Guernsey, Wolfsbergen and Brownian Movement-together with her debut, are part of a four-part series about female loneliness. The last two were shown at New Horizons. In 2017, her drama It's All So Quiet was shown in the Lost Lost Lost section.
1997 Marseille 1–2 (short)
1998 Weekend (short)
2001 Îles flottantes
2010 Ruchy Browna / Brownian Movement
2013 Na górze cisza / It’s All So Quiet / Boven is het stil