Country: NETHERLANDS, BELGIUM
Run Time: 95 minutes
As the son of famous inspector Jacob Feierberg, 12-year-old Nono has already learned some serious detective tricks from his dad. As fun as their training sessions are, Nono has questions about his mom, who died when he was little. Jacob, however, is still unable to speak about his wife or her death. Uncomfortable with his son's curiosity, he sends him off to his Uncle Shmuel's for a visit. On the train ride there, Nono meets notorious thief Felix Glick, who invites him on a secret mission. Lured in by the excitement and the chance to prove his skills, he decides to tag along. The adventure they embark on is as every bit as exhilarating as he'd imagined. When they encounter the beautiful Lola (played perfectly by Isabella Rossellini), Nono realizes that his journey with Glick is more than just some pointless thrill ride. Together they uncover the mystery of his mother, giving Nono the answers he's been desperately seeking. THE ZIGZAG KID is a fun and magical coming-of-age story the whole family can enjoy. (In English, Dutch, and French with subtitles) —E.F.
Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 1:40 PM
Jewish and Israeli Visions
Recommended for Middle School +
Burny Bos, Els Vandevorst
Vincent Bal, Jon Gilbert
Walther Vanden Ende
Isabella Rossellini, Thomas Simon, Burghart Klaussner, Fedja Van HuÍt, Jessica Zeylmaker, Camille De Pazzis
Vincent Bal is a writer, director, and actor who was born in Belgium in 1971. He studied directing at Sint-Lukas School in Brussels. In 2008 he co-created the animated children's show Kika & Bob.
"Man of Steel" (1999), "Miss Minoes" (2001)—27th CIFF, "10 Jaar Leuven Kort" (2004), THE ZIGZAG KID (2013)
This film is presented with the generous support of ALISTAIR and JOYCE FYFE.