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My Extraordinary Summer with Tess

Mijn bijzonder rare week met Tess

10-year-old Sam’s summer holiday takes an unexpected turn when he crosses paths with an unusual and fascinating girl.

Dir Steven Wouterlood
Prod Joram Willink, Piet-Harm Sterk
Scr Laura van Dijk
With Sonny van Utteren, Josephine Arendsen, Julian Ras
Netherlands-Germany
2019
82min
Sales Picture Tree International
With English subtitles

Sam and his family are spending their summer vacation on a Dutch island. But it’s not going particularly well. Mum keeps suffering from migraines, his brother has a broken ankle and Sam, who has a morbid streak, prepares for the fact that he might outlive his family. But everything changes when he meets Tess, a strong-willed yet vulnerable girl who is prone to the unexpected. She’s hiding a secret and before long things start to go wrong. This Dutch family film, based on the book by Anna Weltz, is a hugely enjoyable drama dealing with themes of self-discovery, mortality and first love.

Justin Johnson

Additional information

Suitable for age 8+ with one scene of strong swear words.

Subtitled in English. An actor will read out the subtitles via headphones for younger audiences.

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