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Country: BELGIUM, SWEDEN, NORWAY, NETHERLANDS
Run Time: 77 minutes
Twelve-year-old Niilas is not having a good summer. Instead of spending it at home in Belgium with his dad, he’s being sent to visit Sweden, where his mother and her family work herding reindeer. Niilas has trouble adjusting to the rugged outdoor lifestyle: he refuses to talk, threatens to run away, and acts out against his two half-siblings and stepfather. It takes a brush with death (and a stern talking-to from his stepsister, Sunna`) to shake him out of his petulant mood and convince him to give life in Sweden a chance. Niilas starts to stretch his comfort zone and, by the end of the film, has a chance to make amends for his destructive actions—if only he can muster up the courage to embrace the unfamiliar and conquer his fears. With its gorgeous scenery and understated acting, CLOUDBOY ends up being a touching look at the healing power of unconditional love. (In Dutch, Swedish, and Sami with subtitles) —A.Z.
Tower City Cinemas
Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 5:50 PM
Friday, April 13, 2018 at 12:50 PM
Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 9:30 AM
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
International Narrative Competition
Meikeminne Clinckspoor was born in 1984 in the Netherlands. After studying theater in Amsterdam, she graduated from the KASK Film School in 2009. In addition to directing films for children, Clinckspoor is currently developing several children’s television shows.
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