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Sweden, 2006 (MIFF 2007, Next Gen)

Director: Ylva Gustavsson, Catti Edfeldt


Nabbed all the top honours at Sweden's prestigious Guldbagge Awards this year. Peppered with spontaneous musical moments, Kidz in da Hood is an uplifting drama that centres around nine year-old, African refugee Amina. Having lived on the sly in Sweden without a resident permit for three years, Amina faces a shaky future when her only relative, her grandfather, dies suddenly. She has her sights set on a tattooed rock guitarist as her new guardian - but will social services accept this unlikely pairing? Moving from rap to pop and from rock to tango, this film literally bursts with songs and oozes a feel-good ethos that will have both adults and children tapping their toes. “A vibrant, often funky movie.” - Variety MIFF recommends: Age 12+. Mild sexual references and mild coarse language.

D Catti Edfeldt, Ylva Gustavsson P Peter Holthausen, Pontus Sjöman S Ylva Gustavsson, Hans Renhäll WS Swedish Film Institute L Swedish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2006/96mins

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