BINTI

By Frederike MIGOM

SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL - as FEST

First film - Post-Production 2019

Binti and her friend Elias launch a plot to bring their parents together. But things do not go as planned...

Festivals
& Awards

Sundance Film Festival 2020
Kids
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • First film, Social issues, Family
    • Countries
    • BELGIUM
    • Languages
    • DUTCH
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Frederike MIGOM
    • Writer(s)
    • Frederike MIGOM
    • Producer(s)
    • Katleen GOOSSENS (Bulletproof Cupid)
    • Synopsis
    • Twelve-year-old Binti is an energetic and playful girl who has lived in Belgium since her father Jovial moved the two of them from the Congo when she was a baby. She dreams of being a TV presenter, and she’s well on the way. She has her own successful vlog - 'Binti’s Bustling Existence' - and she is full of ambition. But when the police arrive at the squat in which they live and she and her dad have to run away, her dream is about to fall apart.
      Elias (11) is a shy nature enthusiast who hides away in his secret tree house from where he unsuccessfully tries to help the endangered okapis. Elias’s relationship with his mother is fragile since his father moved to Colombia with another woman.
      During a storm, Binti discovers Elias’s tree house. Both children meet each other and their parents, and Binti instantly sees the solution to her problem: her dad has to marry Elias’s mum. Binti promises Elias to help him with his 'save-the-okapi-club', while simultaneously organising several actions to bring together both parents, as they seem to be a match. But things go not as planned.