PREVIEW: Playground (15)

WHO’S IN IT?

Maya Vanderbeque (film debut), Günter Duret (Working Girls), Lena Girard Voss (Our Struggles), Simon Caudry (Two Days, One Night), Thao Maerten (Lola and the Sea), James Seguy (film debut), Naël Ammama (film debut), Émile Salamone (film debut), Karim Leklou (The World Is Yours), Laura Verlinden (The Brand New Testament), Laurent Capelluto (Domestic Life), Sandrine Blancke (Sister Smile)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Laura Wandel (film debut), director, writer; Stéphane Lhoest (Angel at Sea), producer; Frédéric Noirhomme (Behind the Redwood Curtain), cinematographer; Nicolas Rumpl (Parasol), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Nora (Vanderbeque), a 7-year-old girl, witnesses her older brother Abel (Duret) being bullied by other kids at school. Although she is ordered to remain silent by Abel, Nora finds herself in a conflict of loyalty as she ponders what to do in order to protect her family…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

A daring and grimy first-hand look at school bullying, this impressive feature from debut filmmaker Laura Wandel offers perhaps the closest perspective to horrific schoolyard violence in modern film history.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 22ND APRIL 2022

WHERE CAN I FIND IT?

IN CINEMAS NATIONWIDE

 

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