COBAIN

By Nanouk LEOPOLD

KARLOVY VARY INT'L FILM FESTIVAL - as FEST

Drama - Completed 2017

The moving story of a teenage-boy giving all the love he has to give to try and save his mother.

Festivals
& Awards

Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2018
Generation
Berlin European Film Market (EFM) 2018
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • NETHERLANDS, BELGIUM, GERMANY
    • Languages
    • DUTCH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 94 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Nanouk LEOPOLD
    • Writer(s)
    • Stienette BOSKLOPPER
    • Producer(s)
    • Stienette BOSKLOPPER (Circe Films), Lisette KELDER (Circe Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Cobain comes from a broken home, but he is not a broken soul yet. He cares deeply for the person who gave him that funny name: his mother Mia. Living on the streets, Mia just can’t get a grip on her life, even now that she is heavily pregnant with another child. When Cobain demands that Mia get help for herself and the baby, the two separate after a bitter argument. He finds shelter with Mia’s ex Wickmayer, a man who pimps out young, foreign women. Supporting them in their daily lives and flirting with them as he is growing into a young man, Cobain feels he finally found something resembling a home. When Mia attempts to contact her son again, Wickmayer sends her away. But Cobain - seeing she’s in an even worse condition - takes responsibility and tries to help Mia to be a good mother for once.
    • Partners & financing
    • Co producers: A Private View (BE), Coin Film (DE), VPRO Television (NL), The Film Kitchen (NL)

      Funders: Netherlands Film Fund and the Netherlands Film Production Incentive, Eurimages, CoBO Fund, Flemish Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Casa Kafka Picturtes, Casa Kafka Pictures Movie Tax Shelter Empowered by Belfius, Creative Europe MEDIA Programme, Westdeutscher Rundfunk Cologne (WDR), Abraham Tuschinski Fund

      World sales: Beta Cinema
      Benelux distribution: Cinemien
      German distribution: W-Film
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jul 03, 2016
    • End of shooting
    • Sep 05, 2016
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