Pim (Jelle Florizoone) lives in a small town on the Belgian coast, together with his single mother Yvette, a local accordion starlet. It's an ordinary existence which Pirn brightens up by dreaming of princesses, beauty queens and the handsome Gino, the boy next door. But when hunky traveller Zoltan (Thomas Coumans) blows through town, Pirn's life takes an exciting and unexpected turn.
A sincere engaging film.
- North Sea Texas review by tw
This film draws you directly into the emotional interplay between two working class single mother families. You only notice afterwards, the few characters and limited sets could almost have been a play and it has the same compelling engagement, which is difficult to achieve in film. The story of love, hope and expectations against a stark backdrop with limited opportunities is never depressing, nor sentimental. This carefully crafted film is not as simple as the story may suggest, but a realistic exploration of relationships and humanity with sensitivity and insight eliciting convincing performances from some very young actors.