Owls & Mice (Uilenbal)


Rafael 1 Fri, Oct 6, 2017 10:00 AM
Sequoia 2 Sat, Oct 7, 2017 10:30 AM
Film Info
Category:Mind the Gap
Running Time:80 min.
Language:Dutch with English subtitles read aloud
Director:Simone van Dusseldorp
Producer:Eva Eisenloeffel
Joost de Vries
Leontine Petit
Screenwriter:Simone van Dusseldorp
Cinematographer:Ton Peters
Stephan Polman
Editor:Peter Alderliesten
Cast:Hiba Ghafry
Matheu Hinzen
Felix van de Weerdt
Jashayra Oehlers
Mariana Aparicio Torres
Mimoun Oaissa
Birgit Schuurman
Note Writer:Deanna Quinones


The road to friendship takes surprising twists and turns in this quirky nature tale/kid-rock musical. When eight-year-old Meral moves to a new town, her first attempts to make friends go awry with wheelchair-bound Jason, over-eager Vito, and a snooty crew of soon-to-be classmates led by mean-girl Desi. Then a tiny mouse appears in her bedroom and Meral turns her efforts to befriending the critter she names Peepeep and bribes with bubblegum. When mom discovers droppings, Meral makes a desperate move to save her unofficial pet by taking him along on a school camping trip. Soon found out by Jason, Vito, and Desi, Meral find herself in an unexpected alliance to protect Peepeep—who, in a sad twist, falls prey to a hungry owl—that leads to an adventure in the woods featuring rocking musical numbers, lessons on the circle of life, and Instagram-worthy snaps of wild creatures both adorable and awe-inspiring. A treat for kids who love nature and for families navigating the tender terrain of grade-school social life. In Dutch with English subtitles read aloud. Age 6+

*Oct 6 screening is a CFI Education screening open to school groups and general public.

In association with Marin Mommies.