Show at AMC Pacific Place
Show at AMC Pacific Place
The Day My Father Became A Bush(EUFF 2017)
  • Opening on 19-02-2017
  • 89 minutes
  • Dutch (English Subtitle)
Synopsis

The Day My Father Became a Bush tells a story of war as seen through the eyesof a 10-year-old girl. Young Toda has a relatively carefree life. When conflictbreaks out between the “Ones” and the “Others”, her father is conscripted togo off to fight, which leaves Toda in the care of her grandmother. The townbecomes an active war zone, and Toda’s grandmother arranges for her totravel secretly across the border to a neighbouring country where her motherlives. However, the plan is ruined by corrupt officials, and Toda must flee,penniless, to find her mother on her own. Director Nicole van Kilsdonkportrays a number of complex adult issues – war, the politics of refugeestatus, and the on-the-ground realities of national borders and languagebarriers – but imbues this portrayal with a childlike sensibility. Harsh asthese topics may be, the memorable story of resilience comes to life in avery touching manner. The Day My Father Became a Bush makes a powerful,universal statement about what is happening the world over as displacement,fear, and forced migration challenge an increasingly globalized humanity.

Director Nicole Van Kilsdonk
Cast Celeste Holsheimer, Matsen Montsma, Anneke Blok
Schedules
Feb 23 (Thu)
Schedules
Feb 23 (Thu)