The Day My Father Became a Bush

2016 – 90 minutes.

Ten-year-old Toda lives in a bakery with her dad, the best pastry chef in town. Toda knows everything there is to know about cakes and pastries and loves it when her dad plays the trumpet. But one day, everything changes: her dad is called away unexpectedly to defend his country. Toda has to undertake an adventurous and challenging journey to the unknown neighbouring country where her mother lives in order to stay safe. On the way she meets strange people, encounters absurd situations and finds a special new friend. Toda is a bright, optimistic and resilient girl who doesn’t give up easily, but will she eventually find her mum?

Based on the book by award-winning author Joke van Leeuwen.

Credits

Themes
Migration and refugees, War and armed conflict
Suitable for
basisonderwijs (groep 7-8)
Director
Nicole van Kilsdonk
Country
Netherlands, The
Type
Fiction
Duration
90 minutes
Year
2016