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Eleven year old Donnie has conflicts with the boyfriend of his mother. Meanwhile he struggles at his swimming lessons. Is Donnie going to find comfort with his mother or stand on his own feet?

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A short story about growing up in an emotional vacuum.

A short social-drama about Donnie (11) who refuses to accept a situation where his mother is emotionally dependent on her boyfriend. Donnie tries hard in his own way to get him to leave. When he possibly succeeds all is not what he had hoped for and we see that Donnie and his mother are not so different.




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Previous screenings

26 Jan – 6 Feb | Rotterdam, Netherlands
Netherlands Film Festival
21 Sep – 30 Sep | Utrecht, Netherlands
Zinebi: International Festival of Documentary and Short Film
11 Nov – 18 Nov | Bilbao, Spain
FEC Festival: European Short Film Festival
29 Feb – 10 Mar | Reus, Spain
9 Mar – 18 Mar | Sofia, Bulgaria
Aubagne International Film Festival
19 Mar – 24 Mar | Aubagne, France
Oberhausen International Short Film Festival
26 Apr – 1 May | Oberhausen, Germany
27 Apr – 6 May | Brussels, Belgium
Manlleu Short Film Festival
29 May – 3 Jun | Manlleu, Spain
20 Aug – 25 Aug | Odense, Denmark
Buster Copenhagen International Film Festival for Children and Youth
13 Sep – 23 Sep | Copenhagen, Denmark

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Information on this profile is provided by the film owners and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 11 Apr 2012