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GIFFONI50PLUS - 21.31 JULY 2021

Archivio Film 2019


Category: Edition 2019

Romy’s mother is always at work. This is why Romy stays with her grandmother every day after school. Normally that might sound like fun, but, because Grandma Stine is busy working in her hairdressing salon and is very strict, there is no time to have fun. Everything changes when Romy discovers a totally different side to her grannie’s character.

Original Title KAPSALON ROMY
Category Official Competition
Section Elements +10
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 92'
Production Year 2019
Nationality Germany, Netherlands
Directed by Mischa Kamp
Screenplay Tamara Bos
Director of photography Melle van Essen
Editor Sander Vos
Production Design Vincent de Pater
Costume Design Marion Boot, Evelien Klein Gebbink
Sound Oliver Pattinama
Music Jacob Meijer, Alexander Reumers
Main cast Vita Heijmen
Beppie Melissen
Nortje Herlaar
Guido Pollemans
George Tobal
Produced by Jolande Junte, Burny Bos

 regista Mischa KampMISCHA KAMP
Mischa was born in Rotterdam in 1970. She majored in screenwriting and directing at the Dutch Film and Television Academy in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. From the mid 90s, she has written and directed various successful shorts and series, fiction, nonfiction, live action and animation. In 2005, she directed her first full-length feature, "Winky's Horse" (children’s film), which was shown at the Berlinale. She then directed the sequel and "Where is Winky's Horse" (2007), which was also a great success. With "Boys" (2014) a coming of age drama, Mischa won several international awards. In 2017 the film "Miss Sing Song" was released.

Director's statement
"This is a modest, but beautifully familiar and universal story for young and old. Through the eyes of a courageous little girl, we witness the incredible impact that her grandmother’s Alzheimer’s has on the entire family. In the end, Romy learns that nothing ever stays the same. But because of the new situation with grandmother’s Alzheimer’s, Romy’s parents are talking to each other again and the characters get a better understanding of each other’s situation. This feels like a victory to Romy whose parents, at the end of the film, pay more attention to her. And she really gets to know her grandmother, with whom she shares many cheerful and special moments".


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