30.09. - 09.10.2021

Bardsongs Netherlands 2010 | 94 min | OV | Colour | FF 2011

Sander Francken

Sander Francken studied design at different schools in the Netherlands. Since 1980 he works as an author, director and producer for film and television. He has won over 30 national and international awards.

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Three traditional bardsongs tell the story of three kids. In India Sahir and his father pick up trash for a living. While his father, a quiet man, accepts his fate without any judgement, Sahir often feels he is treated unfairly. In Mali Bouba is searching for an important answer, that might change his whole life. And in Tibet a young girl and her father travel far to learn how to deal with other people's expectations. Sander Francken conveys these tales through traditional bardsongs that are interpreted by musical celebreties from these regions.

Supported by:

Barbara und Ian K. Karan

Original title: Bardsongs
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Indian, Bambara, Tibetan
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Sander Francken
Screenplay: Jost Schrickx, Sander Francken
Cast: Dhamender Singh, Kishan Soni, Kolado Bocoum, Abba Bilancoro, Tsewang Spalgon, Deachen Yangdol
Producer: Sander Francken
Director of Photography: Bert Pott, Melle van Essen, Sal Kroonenherg
Music: Sakar Kahn, Afel Bokoum, Aditya Bhasin, Rainer Michel
Production Design:
Editor: Gys Zevenbergen
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: HDCam
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