Date & Time: Friday Sept 2nd / 6:15pm
Location & Tickets: The Gate Cinema
Details: Laura Wandel / Belgium / 2021 / 72 mins
Starring: Maya Vanderbeque, Gunter Duret, Lena Girard Voss
Synopsis: This highly acclaimed first feature brings us into the world of two siblings as they begin school together. A portrait of schoolyard politics and of how easily a child can be targeted, despite an empathetic teacher, and a willing parent. When his sister Nora witnesses Abel being bullied by other kids, she rushes to protect him. But Abel forces her to remain silent. Caught in a conflict of loyalty, Nora tries to find her place, torn between children’s and adults’ worlds.
“A powerful, emotionally compelling film, Playground captures with enormous force the very velocity with which children lose empathy when thrown into the jungle of the playground.” – The Financial Times.
“A remarkable achievement” – The Observer.