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Romy’s Salon

Directed by: Mischa Kamp
NL 201990'

Romy’s mother has to work a lot. That’s why Romy goes to her grandmother every day after school. If you think that sounds like fun, then you’re wrong, because Grandma Stine is very busy working in her hairdressing salon and is very strict. But everything changes when Romy discovers a totally different side to her grannie’s character.

At last year’s Frankfurt Book Fair, this powerful and touching work was named the best film adaptation of a children’s book, while at the prestigious International Children’s Film Festival in Kristiansand, Norway, it was singled out as the best European youth film of the year. Moreover, at Cinekid – the largest international film, television and new media festival for children held in the Netherlands, ‘Romy’s Salon’ won the Cinekid 2019 Award for Best Dutch Family Film.

Foreword by the programme curator: A touching view of the empathy and concern we are able to feel for our families.
Best Children's Film

Jury statement: The film was incredible! It was really enlightening to hear how you always have to help your family. We liked the way Romy cared for her grandmother. We also really liked how the salon and the city looked visually – everything was perfect! Romy was only 10 years old, but it didn’t stop her from showing how children can help their family regardless of their age.