EN - What Makes Us Boys is a poetic documentary film about two young brothers who grow up in a Dutch suburb. Despite the fights they have sometimes, they know they can’t live without each other. Daan is Sam’s big brother, someone he looks up to. Sam is Daan’s little brother, with whom he shares everything. They are both dealing with things kids their age aren’t supposed to worry about. Daan has a rare illness which prevents him doing things other kids can do, while Sam is struggling with his identity as he used to be a girl named Mara.

NL - Held is een poëtische documentaire over de dertienjarige Daan en zijn tienjarige broertje Sam, die samen opgroeien in een typisch Nederlandse woonwijk. De film schetst een intiem portret van twee broers die het niet altijd even makkelijk hebben en steun vinden bij elkaar. Wanneer Daan zijn basisschoolperiode afsluit en de overstap naar de middelbare school maakt, blijft Sam alleen op de basisschool achter en komt de band tussen de twee broertjes onder druk te staan.

Info

Title What Makes Us Boys
Original title Held
Original language Dutch
Status In production
Production Majority Flemish
Category Docs
Genre Creative documentary
Year 2021
World première / first public presentation 2021-10-31

Credits

Technical specs

Running time film 75'
Available in 2D

Partners

Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)
Production partners Tangerine Tree
Tax shelter partners Belga Productions

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Last edited on 26 September 2019

Short info

Director Timothy Wennekes, Janet van den Brand
Producers Maarten Bernaerts, Barbara Dyck
Writers Timothy Wennekes, Janet van den Brand
Contact

Diplodokus
Vismarkt 9
3000 Leuven
Belgium
maarten@diplodokus.be
www.diplodokus.be

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