Frederike Migom

Junior Ciné: Binti

Belgium, Netherlands 2019
In Flemish and French, with Finnish subtitles
90 min
Suitable for audiences aged 12 and above
Director: Frederike Migom
Screenplay: Frederike Migom
Cast: Bebel Tshiani Baloji, Mo Bakker, Baloji, Joke Devynck, Frank Dierens
Production: Katleen Goossens / Bulletproof Cupid
Print Source: Espoo Ciné

Binti (12) was born in Congo but has lived with her father Jovial (40) 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 (42). – (The) police raid Binti and Jovial’s home, sending the two on the run, and Binti into the path of Elias in his treehouse. When their parents meet shortly after, Binti quickly sees the perfect solution to all her problems. If she can match her dad to Elias’ mom, they can get married and stay in Belgium!

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