COOL KIDS DON’T CRY gets a Brazilian remake
After a Norwegian remake the successful family-film COOL KIDS DON’T CRY also sold its rights to the Brazilian producer Morena Filmes. The producers Reinier Selen (Rinkel Film) and David-Jan Bijker (Bijker Film & TV) announced this today.
COOL KIDS DON’T CRY is directed by Dennis Bots (SECRETS OF WAR, ANUBIS, VICIOUS) and premiered in the Netherlands during February 2012. The film reached almost 300.000 visitors and sold over 150.000 DVD’s and Blu Ray’s. The film was shown at various international film festivals and has won diverse international audience and jury prizes. Among these prizes COOL KIDS DON’T CRY won the Gouden Kalf Audience Award at the Netherlands Film Festival. The film was written by Karen van Holst Pellekaan (LOENATIK, JACKIE, CIRCUS NOËL) and based on the novel written by Jacques Vriens.
The original film has already been sold to a various countries, including Turkey, Germany, France, Poland and Israel and already has been remade in Norway (KULE KIDZ GRÅTER IKKE).
COOL KIDS DON’T CRY tells the story of Akkie, a young girl who loves soccer, even when her classmate Joep thinks soccer is not meant for girls. Akkie uses her humor to deal with Joep’s bullying, not knowing that behind his hostility there hides a boy who is in love with her. When Akkie is diagnosed with leukemia, Akkie remains optimistic and full of energy. She even continues interfering with the school soccer tournament while she is in hospital. When Akkie is no longer able to participate in the tournament, Joep comes up with a really special plan…
The film is produced by Reinier Selen (Rinkel Film) and Harro van Staverden and David-Jan Bijker (Bijker Film & TV) in coproduction with the Evangelische Omroep and the Belgian Living Stone. The movie was financed by the Netherlands Film Fund, the CoBo Fund, Dutch FilmWorks the Belgian Audiovisual Fund.