Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } Tower City Cinemas

Cloudboy
(Cloudboy)

 

Year: 2017
Country: BELGIUM, SWEDEN, NORWAY, NETHERLANDS
Run Time: 77 minutes

Cloudboy
Cloudboy

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.

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Sidebar
Family Films

Competitions
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
International Narrative Competition

Director

Director
Meikeminne Clinckspoor

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.

Filmography
CLOUDBOY (2017)

Producer
Katleen Goossens

Screenwriting
Meikeminne Clinckspoor

Cinematography
Christian Paulussen

Editing
Hĺkan Karlsson

Principal Cast
Sara Sommerfeld, Geert Van Rampelberg, Mikkel Gaup, Daan Roofthooft, Ayla Gáren Audhild P. Nutti

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Nature Center at Shaker Lakes

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