Binti
2019 - Frederike Migom

Info

Director: Frederike Migom
Producer: Katleen Goossens
Writer: Frederike Migom
Category: Features

Title: Binti
Year: 2019
Premiere: 31 Mar 2019
Original language: Dutch
Supported by: Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, NFF Production Incentive, Telenet, Ketnet

Synopsis

Twelve-year-old Binti was born in the Congo but has lived with her father Jovial in Belgium since she was a baby. Despite not having any legal documents, Binti wants to live a normal life, and dreams of becoming a famous vlogger like her idol Tatyana. Elias (11) runs his 'save-the-okapi-club' without the help of his father, who's moved to Brazil following his divorce with Elias’s mother Christine. When their annoying neighbour invites Christine on a romantic trip to Paris, Elias, upset and angry, runs away to his treehouse. At the same time, police raid Binti and Jovial’s home, sending the two on the run, and Binti into the path of Elias. When their parents meet shortly after, Binti quickly sees the perfect solution to all her problems. If she can match her dad with Elias’ mom, they can get married and stay in Belgium.

Awards

2019: Best Feature Film - JEF Festival (BE); Grand Prix de Montréal & Special Mention Kids Jury - FIFEM Montréal (CA)

Credits

Director Frederike Migom
Producer Katleen Goossens
Writer Frederike Migom
Photography:Joachim Philippe
Music:Le Motel
Editing:Clemence Samson
Cast:Bebel Tshiani Baloji, Mo Bakker, Joke Devynck, Baloji Tshiani
Art director:Talina Casier
Costume:Sofie Callaerts
Make up:Ingeborg van Eetvelde
Sound:Coen Gravendaal

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