EN - After his mother's death, eight-year-old Nino skips school, stops washing and eats crisps for breakfast. At first it seems great fun, but the boy comes to miss the attention and affection from his dad and his brother. When he discovers he can talk to animals, his pet rabbit Bobby proves invaluable.

NL - Sinds zijn moeder is overleden doet de achtjarige Nino alleen nog maar doet wat hij zelf wil: hij gaat niet meer naar school, niet meer in bad en eet chips als ontbijt. In het begin lijkt dit leuk, maar als zijn vader de hele dag verdrietig in bed blijft en zijn broer 's nachts de stad op stelten zet met de kleurrijke City Warriors, staat al snel de jeugdzorg op de stoep. Met de pientere adviezen van zijn geestige konijn Bobby, weet Nino zijn familie weer op de rails te krijgen.

Info

Title Life According to Nino
Original title Het leven volgens Nino
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Production Minority Flemish
Category Features
Year 2014

Credits

Cast Koen De Graeve, Rohan Timmermans, Rifka Lodeizen, Arend Bouwmeester, Serena Bank, Ronald Goedemondt
Photography Florian Legters
Editing Marc Bechtold
Sound Jan Schermer
Art director Florian Legters
Costume Catherine Van Bree
Music Mark van den Oever

Technical specs

Running time film 81'

Partners

Main production company Family Affairs Films, Waterland Film
Supported by Netherlands Film Fund, CoBo Fund, the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Screen Flanders, Eurimages and the Media Development Program of the E.U.
Production partners NTR, Savage Film

Life According to Nino voted best youth film in Malmö

Simone van Dusseldorp's Dutch/Belgian co-production Life According to Nino has won the prize for best youth film at the International Children and Young People's Film Festival (9-14 March) in Malmö, Sweden. Earlier this year the film picked up the prize for best children’s film at the Cinekid Festival in Amsterdam.

LifeAccordingToNinoWhen his mother dies, eight-year-old Nino no longer goes to school, stops bathing and eats crisps for breakfast. Nino isn’t the only one acting strangely in the family: his brother Lucas starts to raise hell in the city and even his father Bruno is no longer his usual self. At first this seems great fun, but Nino soon starts missing the affection of his father and brother. When Nino discovers he can talk to animals, he sets things to right with his rabbit Bobby.

Published on Wednesday 18 March 2015

Life According to Nino wins Best International Children’s Film at Cinekid

Simone van Dusseldorp's Dutch-Belgian co-production Life According to Nino has won Best International Children’s Film at this year’s Cinekid in Amsterdam. Starring Koen De Graeve, Rifka Lodeizen and introducing Rohan Timmermans, the film received support from both Screen Flanders and the VAF/Film Fund. Flemish co-producer is Brussels-based production company Savage Film (LabyrinthusBullhead).

Life According to NinoLife According to Nino follows the everyday life of eight-year-old Nino. After his mother's death, Nino skips school, stops washing and eats crisps for breakfast. At first it seems great fun, but the boy comes to miss his dad’s and brother's attention and affection. When he discovers he can talk to animals, his pet rabbit Bobby proves invaluable.

Published on Tuesday 28 October 2014

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Short info

Director Simone van Dusseldorp
Producers Bart Van Langendonck
Writers Urszula Antoniak
Contact

Savage Film
Carolien Keyaerts
Opzichterstraat 70/7
1080 Brussels
Belgium
T +32 (0)2 711 42 91
info@savagefilm.be
carolien@savagefilm.be
www.savagefilm.be

Sales

Attraction Distribution
Xiaojuan Zhou
5455 De Gaspe Ave., Suite 803
Montréal, Quebec H2T 3B3
Canada
T +1 514 846 1222
F +1 514 846 1227
info@attractiondistribution.ca
www.attractiondistribution.ca

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