Romy’s Salon

Director(s): Mischa Kamp
Country: Netherlands
Language: Dutch w/ English subtitles
| 2019 | 89 min
Genre: Drama
Recommended for ages 10+ (Parental Guidance: 10+)
Themes: coming of age

Romy’s recently divorced mom needs help with after school daycare for ten-year-old Romy. Her grandmother  Stinereluctantly offers to look after her granddaughter in her apartment above her hair salon. This arrangement allows Romy to see her Grandmother in a completely different light. At first witnessing Stine’s emotional aloofness and careless, forgetful ways she quickly comes to realize her grandmother is suffering from oncoming dementia. Now she and Romy realize they need to rely on each other to get through their days together. As memories fade the love grows stronger between them. 

Netherlands-Germany  / 2019 / Dutch with English subtitles / 89 min / Ages 10+ (divorce, difficult struggles for a grandparent) 


Ale Kino! International Young Audience Film Festival (Poland) 2019 – Winner Best Feature Film for Children
New York International Children’s Film Festival 2019 Official Selection
Chicago International Children’s Film Festival 2019 Official Selection
Cinekid (Netherlands) 2019 - Best Dutch Family Film
Giffoni Film Festival (Italy) 2019 - Special Award Winner for 10+ film category

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