COOL KIDS DON'T CRY

ACHTSTE GROEPERS HUILEN NIET

By Dennis BOTS

RINKEL FILM BV - as PROD

Family - Completed 2011

Akkie, a spirited girl, who loves soccer, is diagnosed with leukemia. It is through her love for a boy in her class, she is able to accept the inevitable outcome.

Festivals
& Awards

Toronto International Film Festival Kids 2012
Audience Award & Honorable Mention Jury 11-13 years
Cannes Film Festival 2012
Giffoni Film Festival 2012
Venice International Film Festival 2012
Buenos Aires International Film Festival 'Nueva Mirada' for Children and Youth 2012
Jury Award for Best Feature Film, Live Action & Special Mention
Lucas International Children's Film Festival 2012
Buster International Film Festival for Children and Youth 2012
San Diego Film Festival 2012
    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Family, Drama
    • Countries
    • NETHERLANDS, BELGIUM
    • Languages
    • DUTCH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Dennis BOTS
    • Writer(s)
    • Karen VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN
    • Producer(s)
    • Harro & David VAN STAVERDEN &BIJKER (Bijker), Martin DE WITTE (Living Stone ), Reinier SELEN (Rinkel Film)
    • Synopsis
    • Cool Kids don’t Cry” tells the story of Akki, a spirited young girl, who loves soccer, even when her classmate, Joep, thinks soccer is not meant for girls. When Akkie is diagnosed with leukemia, Akkie remains optimistic. She even continues interfering with the school soccer tournament while she is lying in the hospital. When Akkie’s health deteriorates so much she is no longer able to participate in the tournament, Joep comes up with a really special plan.
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