The parents are at their wits’ end, so a temporary supervision order is the last hope for a group of teenagers in @Punks@. Now, on a remote farm in France, they’re going to have to get their lives back on track, with the help of a counselor. If they want any chance of a happy life, they need to engage in some frank and painful conversations. Filmed in constant close-up by director Maasja Ooms, the teenagers try to tame their demons with music and therapy, but problems from the past keep resurfacing. In this intimate and sincere portrait, these troubled kids show us their most vulnerable sides. (IDFA)

Director's Biography
Maasja Ooms: Maasja Ooms, born in 1968, attended photography courses in The Hague and Amsterdam and then attended the Touch Film and Television Academy, specializing in camera and lighting. She has camera credits on several television and film productions. For her documentary "Alicia", she won the Special Jury Award for Dutch Documentary at IDFA in 2017, which she won again in 2019 for "Punks". Film Selection: Rotjochies (Punks, 2019, doc) - Alicia (2017, doc) - Stemmen van Bam (Voices of Bam, 2006, doc)
Crossing Europe Extracts 2020
Maasja Ooms
Netherlands 2019
90 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Cinematography Maasja Ooms
Editing Sander Vos
Sound/Sounddesign Maasja Ooms
Music Willemijn Cerutti
Producer(s) PRODUCER Willemijn Cerutti
Cerutti Film, VPRO
World Sales
Square Eyes
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
IDFA 2019
World Premiere
IDFA 2019

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