EN - Seven-year-old Kid lives with his mother and his slightly older brother Billy on a farm outside a small town. Since their father abandoned them a few years before, they have had to fend for themselves and their finances are in ruins. Then fate strikes and the two boys are forced to move in with their uncle and aunt. Kid misses his mother and is desperate to be with her again.

FR - Kid, un petit garçon de sept ans, vit avec sa mère et son frère Billy, à peine plus âgé que lui, dans une ferme située à l'extérieur d'une petite ville. Depuis que leur père les a abandonné quelques années plus tôt, ils ont dû se débrouiller seuls et leurs finances sont en ruine. Le destin frappe à nouveau. Les deux petits garçons doivent déménager avec leur oncle et leur tante. La mère de Kid lui manque plus que jamais, et il veut la retrouver.


Title Kid
Original title Kid
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Features
Genre Drama
Year 2012


Cast Bent Simons, Maarten Meeusen, Gabriella Carizzo, Rit Ghoos, René Jacobs, Sander Van Sweevelt
Photography Frank van den Eeden
Editing Nico Leunen
Sound Paul Maernoudt
Art director Walter Brugmans
Costume Judith Van Herck
Music Senjan Jansen
Sound design Michel Schöpping

Technical specs

Running time film 90'
Release format 35mm
Other available formats digi beta
Aspect ratio 1:1.85
Sound format Dolby Digital
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), NFF, CAA, Voo Casa Kafka, Cinéart, the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government, Eurimages
Production partners N279 Entertainment, Versus Production

Kid charms Student Jury at Paris Cinéma

Fien Troch’s feature film Kid has won the Student Award at the 11th International Film Festival Paris Cinéma (28 June-9 July). The prize-winners were announced right before the conclusion of the festival, which ended with a screening of Felix van Groeningen’s The Broken Circle Breakdown. Souvenir, the new feature film project by Bavo Defurne made the top three most popular pitches at Paris Cinéma’s co-production platform Paris Project.

KidKid is Fien Troch’s third feature film and centres around Kid, a little boy of seven, who lives with his mother and his slightly older brother Billy on a farm outside a small town. But fate strikes and the two little boys have to move in with their uncle and aunt. Kid misses his mother more than ever and wants to be with her again.

Published on Wednesday 10 July 2013

Kid in competition at Paris Cinéma

Kid, Fien Troch’s third feature, has been selected for official competition at Paris Cinéma (28 June- 9 July). This year the Parisian summer festival puts the spotlight on Belgian cinema with numerous selections and retrospectives of its films and filmmakers.

kidFien Troch’s Kid is running in official competition at Paris Cinéma. The film, produced by Antonino Lombardo for Prime Time, already screened at festivals in Rome, Palm Springs and Aubagne earlier this year.

Published on Tuesday 11 June 2013

Flanders trio triumphs in Aubagne

Fien Troch’s Kid, Peter Monsaert’s Offline and Roman Klochkov’s Natasha were the big winners at the 14th Aubagne International Film Festival (8-23 March). While Kid received both the Grand Jury Prize and the Award for Best Music, Offline scooped the Award for Best Script. Roman Klochkov’s Natasha was awarded the Prize for Best Animated Short Film. It was also announced that French distributor Mica Films is to release Monsaert’s Offline in French theatres this summer.

Director Peter Monsaert @ Aubagne Film FestivalIn addition to the Grand Jury Prize Fien Troch’s third feature film, Kid, also received the Award for Best Music, acknowledging Senjan Jansen’s original musical score. Kid follows the story of a seven-year-old boy who lives with his mother and brother on a farm. The fatherless family struggles to make ends meet. When disaster strikes and the two brothers have to move in with their aunt and uncle, Kid misses his mother more than ever and longs to be with her. The film received a special mention at the latest edition of the Ghent Film Festival.

Published on Tuesday 26 March 2013

Flemish foursome selected for Palm Springs

This January four Flemish films will have their American premieres at the Palm Springs International Film Festival (3-14 January 2013). The four are Gert Embrecht’s Allez, Eddy!, Fien Troch’s Kid, Nic Balthazar’s Time of My Life and Peter Brosens & Jessica Woodworth’s The Fifth Season. Joachim Lafosse’s Our Children, a co-production with Flanders, is also screening at Palm Springs.

Gert Embrechts' Allez, Eddy!With 130,000 visitors Palm Springs International Film Festival is one of the biggest in North America. The fest has developed quite an appetite for Flemish cinema. Ever since Memory of a Killer, Palm Springs has invited one or two Flemish films each year.

Published on Friday 28 December 2012

Home game for Flemish directors in Ghent

Fien Troch’s latest feature film Kid received a Special Mention at the 39th Ghent Film Festival, while Name of the Fathers by Timothy Wennekes was awarded Best Belgian Student Short Film. In the same section, Lukas Dhondt’s Headlong (Corps Perdu) was acknowledged with an honorable mention. Earlier this week, Bullhead-DOP Nicolas Karakatsanis already won the Jo Röpcke Award in Ghent.

Fien Troch's KidThe fest’s International Jury lauded Troch for her authentic style of actors’ direction and her bold approach on the themes of family and childhood. American journalist and film critic Joan Dupont chaired the jury this year.

Published on Saturday 20 October 2012

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