Children's film competition
 
 
Summer with Rana

SUMMER WITH RANA
The Netherlands 2019 | 68 min 
Subtitles: Finnish, English
RECOMMENDED FOR AGES OVER 9 YEARS
Original title: Zomer zonder mama 
Director: Sanne Vogel 
Script: Kate Brown 
Cinematography: Martijn Melis 
Editing: Annelien van Wijnbergen 
Music: Helge Slikker 
Cast: Polleke van der Sman, Nuraan Darwish, Anneke Blok, Katrien van Beurden  
Production: Ingmar Menning, Johan Nijenhuis  | JOCO Media, email info@jocomedia.nl
Distribution: JOCO Media

SCREENING TIME

TUE 19.11. AT 16.00 VALVE MAIN HALL

 
   

Suzan's summer is going to be awesome: living with her dear grandmother and playing with good friends. Only her mother’s trip to work as a reporter in Syria worries her. At first everything is as before. But change has come in the shape of a refugee camp with its tents nearby. Suzan's friends think that the Syrian kids have unjustly taken over their tree house and must be driven away. A girl called Rana wearing a colourful dress catches Suzan's attention. Suzan and Rana become fast friends and summer has never been sunnier. A sudden phone call in the middle of the night brings bad news. Suzan’s mother has disappeared.

 

Summer with Rana shows us how to build friendships across borders, how to live as a carefree child in the summer's warmth. But traumatic events and living in exile are not so easily forgotten, even when you have the ability to feel joy.

Director Sanne Vogel
Director Sanne Vogel