Un monde. BE 2021. Director: Laura Wandel. Screenplay: Laura Wandel. 72 min. Feature film. OV w/Eng. sub. and Ger. Voice-over. Suitable from age 12. Recommended from age 13.
IMPRESSIVELY FILMED AT THE EYE LEVEL OF CHILDREN, THIS DRAMA FILM IS ABOUT BULLYING IN COSMOS SCHOOL
Nora does not like her new school. She feels like a stranger and is alone. Even her big brother Abel does not offer her any support either. But soon fear and restraint disappear, as new friendships begin to form. However, something is wrong with her brother. When she observes the older students pushing Abel’s head into the toilet, she calls for help. However, Abel won’t talk and tells Nora she should say nothing. The situation of the siblings seem more and more hopeless in this drama which tells the depressing story of a victim of bullying and the brutal consequences of silence and ignorance. (SSt)
Laura Wandel studied film at the IAD School in Belgium. Her first short film O NÉGATIF was followed by LES CORPS ÉTRANGERS, which was shown at the Cannes Film Festival. PLAYGROUND is her feature film debut.