Un Monde is on the Oscar shortlist of 15 films in the category Best International Feature. The film is on an impressive run of festival selections and top prizes, including for Laura Wandel’s excellent direction and the absolutely stunning acting by the young Maya Vanderbeque.
Set in Belgium, the film follows 7-year-old Nora and her big brother Abel going back to school. When Nora witnesses Abel being bullied by other kids, she rushes to protect him by warning their father. But Abel forces her to remain silent. Caught in a conflict of loyalty, Nora will ultimately try to find her place, torn between children’s and adult’s worlds.
Written and directed by Laura Wandel
Produced by Dragons Films (BE)
Coproduced by Lunanime
Cast: Maya Vanderbeque, Günter Duret, Karim Leklou, Laura Verlinden
Supported by: Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, VOO & BeTV, Lumière
Genre: Drama feature film