Eskil and Trinidad

Director(s): Stephan Apelgren
Country: Sweden
Language: Dutch w/ English subtitles
Live Action | 2012 | 98 min
Genre: Drama
Recommended for ages 13+ (Parental Guidance: Bullying, alcoholism, divorce)

Eskil is an unhappy, self-reliant eleven-year-old boy who is constantly on the move due to his father’s job. Trinidad is the town’s cranky, eccentric woman he is warned to stay away from—but doesn’t. In the time spent with Trinidad building her boat, Eskil discovers a self-awareness that helps restore his relationship with his separated parents. Trinidad gains a supporting friend who helps her achieve a lifetime goal. Children’s films this beautiful and genuine are rare.

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