BULADO

Synopsis

Headstrong girl Kenza lives with her father Ouira and grandfather Weljo on a car wrecking yard in the countryside of Curaçao. The two men are opposites that don’t particularly attract: Ouira is a determined and rational police officer, while Weljo identifies with the original inhabitants and spirituality of the island. As Weljo wishes to prepare his passing to the world of spirits, the relationship between Ouira en Weljo starts to escalate and the eleven-year-old Kenza searches for her own path in-between the two extremes. The down-to-earth and avoidant mentality of Ouira no longer offers her all that she needs and slowly she opens up to the more mystical and comforting traditions of her grandfather.

Title BULADO
Original Title Buladó
Directed by Eché Janga
Starring Tiara Richards, Everon Jackson Hooi, Felix de Rooy
Genre Drama, Adventure
Running time 86 min
Language Dutch
Nationality Netherlands ; Curaçao
Scriptwriter Esther Duysker
Cinematographer Gregg Telussa
Produced by Keplerfilm
Local Release October 2020
Film Status Completed

Awards

Best Feature Film for Children at Ale Kino FF - Poland

Chicago Int. Children´s Film  Festival - Best Live-Action Feature Film

ENI SPECIAL AWARD in the GENERATOR + 13 - Giffoni Film Festival

New York Children FF - Live Action Feature Grand Prize

Netherlands FF - Best film, Golden Calf

Arthouse Cinema Award - 32nd edition of Festival Ciné Junior France

Festivals

International Premiere - New York International Children's Film Festival

Ale Kino FF - Poland - Competition

Italian premiere: Giffoni FF - Generator 13+

Asian Premiere: Shanghai Film Festival - Spectrum Section

El Meu Primer Festival – Spanish Premiere

Chicago Int. Children´s Film Festival - Competition

Netherlands FF - Best film, Golden Calf

Seoul International Children's Film Festival

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