The Zigzag Kid

Director(s): Vincent Bal
Country: Belgium
Language: French w/ English subtitles
Live Action | 2013 | 95 min
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Recommended for ages 10+ (Parental Guidance: Mature subject matter: mental illness)

The 12-year-old son of the world’s greatest detective embarks on a rollicking adventure to solve the mystery of his long-lost mother’s true identity in this family-friendly, action-packed film. Growing up without knowledge of his mother’s mysterious fate leads Nono, on the eve of his bar mitzvah, on the most significant investigation of his life. “The Zigzag Kid” uses wit and humor to explore the sometimes complicated relationships between right and wrong, and how these inform love and loyalty—in a modern, beautifully filmed tale that speaks frankly to both adults and tweens. Plus, a family film that features Isabella Rosselini!

ANDkids World Film Festival 2013, Audience Award, Best Feature; European Film Academy 2013, Young Audience Award; Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival 2013 Audience Award – Best Feature; International Children’s Film Festival in India 2013, Golden Elephant Award – Best Screenplay; Kyoto International Children’s Film Festival (Japan) 2013, Grand Prix Award; Montréal International Children's Film Festival 2013, Audience Award – Feature Film; San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 2013, Opening Night Film; Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (Estonia) 2013, Children’s Jury Award

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