On Sunday 30 September, the movie director Vechtmeisje by director Johan Timmers will premiere at the Dutch Film Festival. It is a film for teenagers and their parents and is about the lightly flammable 12-year-old Bo who moves with her mother and brother after the divorce of her parents. She appears to have a kickboxing talent, but her worries put her championship match at risk. Leading roles are for the talented Aiko Beemsterboer, Noa Farinum and Bas Keizer.
When her parents end up in a fighting divorce, the stubborn and highly flammable Bo (12) moves with her mother and brother to an Amsterdam suburb. Here neighbor Joy introduces her at the kickboxing club. She turns out to be a natural talent and can quickly participate in the Dutch championships, but due to the separation of her parents, Bo is distracted and the race is increasingly in danger. Bo must learn to control and accept that she does not have everything under control.
About the movie Fight girl
The script of Vechtmeisje is written by Barbara Jurgens. The film was produced by The Film Kitchen in co-production with A Private View and was realized with support from the Netherlands Film Fund, The Netherlands Film Production Incentive, the Flemish Audiovisual Fund (VAF), CoBO and AVROTROS. The film will be distributed by September Film from October 18, 2018 in the cinema.
Young people in a leading role
Claire van Daal, programmer film and television at the Dutch Film Festival: “ Vechtmeisje moves and is exciting, with a well-chosen arena in which young people occupy the leading roles.” Aiko Beemsterboer, pas 15 , combines toughness and fragility excellently Bas Keizer proves his talent after Cobain Noa Farinum is a welcome new face in the film world but despite her young age already an old acquaintance in kickboxing. ”
Tickets for the public premiere on Sunday afternoon are still available via filmfestival.nl/voorverkoop . The NFF takes place from Thursday, September 27 until Sunday, October 5, 2018.
Photo credits © Jaap Vrenegoor