Sunburned Feature film, 2019, 90 min.

DEVELOPMENT / IN PRODUCTION. Claire (12), a shy girl, spends the holidays in Morocco with her older sister Zoe (15) and her mother Sophie (40). You live in a hotel outside of Tangier. Sophie spends her days by the pool, showing minimal interest in her daughters. At the beginning, Claire clings to her older sister Zoe, who takes her to several activities. But when Zoe falls in love with Mikael, a boy of her age, Claire is on her own. On the beach, Claire makes friends with a young Senegalese beach vendor named Amram. During a childish game, she promises Amram to help him reach Europe. A promise that is hard to break given their deepening relationship. When the family decides to take a day trip to Gibraltar, Claire hides Amram in her boat. She desperately hopes for a future together. Claire's journey into adulthood is paired with Amrams yearning for a better life in Europe. Their relationship occurs against the background of socio-political problems and the difficult situation of North African immigrants.

 

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  1.     The Film Kitchen
    +3120 233 5625

    www.thefilmkitchen.nl
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    Jan van der Zanden
    43 awards  NL - Rotterdam International Film Festival IFFR Tiger Award  NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf  NL - Amsterdam International Docu Film Festival  IDFA selection  NL - Rotterdam International Film Festival IFFR selection

    Ineke Kanters
    29 awards  NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf  NL - NFF Golden Film (100,000 visitors feature film)  NL - NFF Platinum Film (400,000 visitors feature film)  NL - Rotterdam International Film Festival IFFR selection

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  1.     The Film Kitchen
    +3120 233 5625

    www.thefilmkitchen.nl
    IMDb profile

    Staff

    Jan van der Zanden
    43 awards  NL - Rotterdam International Film Festival IFFR Tiger Award  NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf  NL - Amsterdam International Docu Film Festival  IDFA selection  NL - Rotterdam International Film Festival IFFR selection

    Ineke Kanters
    29 awards  NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf  NL - NFF Golden Film (100,000 visitors feature film)  NL - NFF Platinum Film (400,000 visitors feature film)  NL - Rotterdam International Film Festival IFFR selection

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