Director: Maria Peters
2011, The Netherlands
Dutch, with English subtitles
Dramatic feature / 130 minutes
Waldemar is a young Surinamese man attending university in Amsterdam in the 1930s. He becomes a boarder in the house of Rika, a Dutch woman almost twice his age, who is separated from her two-timing husband. Rika and Waldemar fall in love, and when Rika becomes pregnant, her husband takes their four children away from her. With war approaching, her and Waldemar’s problems are only just beginning. Adapted from a novel based on true events.
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Maria Peters is well known in her native Netherlands for her children’s films. Sonny Boy is her first foray into adult-oriented drama.
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This film is presented in association with the European Film Festival and supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Fri 23 Sept 4.30pm, MovieTowne
Sat 01 Oct 1.00pm, Institute for Critical Thinking, UWI
Sun 02 Oct 7.00pm, MovieTowne