Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Kick It!
(Kule kidz gråter ikke)

Year: 2014
Country: NORWAY
Run Time: 102 minutes

Kick It!
Kick It!
Kick It!
Kick It!

Teenage Anja is a bit of a tomboy. She’s obsessed with soccer and can’t understand her best friend Lisa’s fascination with boys. At school, a classmate named Jonas is confused by her affinity for sports and secretly intimidated by her skills. When they get into an argument over the subject, it escalates into a fight that sends her to the hospital. Her injuries are minor, but what the doctors discover changes everything: she has cancer. A brave girl, she stays positive, countering the depression the news has put her friends and family in. Unfortunately, as time moves on and treatments fail, she has to face the fact that her athletic days may be over. As she fights for her life, Anja’s classmates rally together for her, including an unlikely advocate who will leave a lasting impression on her young heart. It’s doubtful KICK IT! will leave a dry eye in the theater. But even in its darkest moments, this incredible film shines a light on the beautiful side of humanity and the relationships that make the unbearable bearable. (In Norwegian with subtitles) – E.F

CIFF39 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 4:25 PM -
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 6:05 PM

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 5:10 PM -
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 6:50 PM

Sidebar
Family Films

Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Director
Katarina Launing

Katarina Launing was born in Sweden in 1971. She graduated from the Norwegian Film School in 2000 after studying directing. In addition to film, Launing has worked in television, producing episodes for the Norwegian soap opera, Hotel Caesar.

Filmography
Katarina Launing was born in Sweden in 1971. She graduated from the Norwegian Film School in 2000 after studying directing. In addition to film, Launing has worked in television, producing episodes for the Norwegian soap opera, Hotel Caesar.

Producers
Tanya Nanette Badendyck, Silje Hopland Eik

Screenwriting
Linda May Kallestein

Cinematography
Linus Eklund

Editing
Vidar Flataukan

Principal Cast
Mia Helene Solberg Brekke, Victor Papadopoulos Jacobsen, Sigrid Welde, Ulrik William Græsli, Kristin Zachariassen

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