Buladó. Netherlands 2020. Director: Eché Janga. Screenplay: Eché Janga & Esther Duysker. 86 Min. Feature film. OV w/Eng. sub and Ger. voice-over. Suitable from age 6. Recommended from age 10.
KENZA NAVIGATES HER WAY BETWEEN TRADITION, NATURE SPIRITUALITY AND MODERNITY
“The wind is always with me”. It is a blustery world in which Kenza lives on the small Caribbean Island of Curaçao. The 11-year-old misses her dead mother. While grandpa Weljo tells her about the world of spirits who influence everything with their magic, father Ouira is very strict. How wonderful would it be if Kenza could use magic to have her mother around her again – but is there any truth to grandpa’s mystical stories? The calmly depicted film radiates the power of magical realism, immerses itself into the visible and invisible, and accompanies the girl on her path between tradition and future.
Available in cinemas | via Video-on-Demand (VoD) exclusively for school classes and groups
2020 BULADÓ | 2019 HALLALI | 2014 HELIUM | 2010 MO
Director Eché Janga graduated from the Netherland Film Academy with the film MO, which won several awards. His first feature film HELIUM premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam and was also the winner of two national film awards.