- Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands
Niilas is a shy 12-year-old boy living in a Belgian single father home. In the summer, he visits his mother and her new family living in the deep woods of Sweden raising moose. The Swedish family welcomes him, but Niilas does not open his heart. One day, one of the moose goes missing and Niilas and his stepsiblings embark on an unexpected journey to find it. The recorder that Niilas always carries with him is his tool to cut and withdraw himself from the world, but when it loses its functionality, it becomes a signal flare that indicates his opening up to the family and the world. Also, the moose that keeps appearing at important moments symbolizes the line between reality and imagination, as well as an inner obstacle Niilas must overcome. The elegant filmic language of a director specializing in children’s films takes us to the white nights of the blue Swedish mountains. (Jinna LEE)
She started a film education at the Film School KASK in Belgium, where she graduated in 2009 with her short film The Wishing Tree which has been supported by Jekino Distribution. She wrote and directed a few shorts for children. The last one was Ki.
- ProducerKatleen GOOSSENS
- Cast Sara SOMMERFELD, Geert Van RAMPELBERG, Mikkel GAUP, Daan ROOFTHOOFT, Ayla Garen Audhild P. NUTTI, Joakim Nils Tomas TRaGaRDH
- Cinematography Christian PAULUSSEN
- Script Meikeminne CLINCKSPPOR