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English Titles J

Joy

Original title: Joy
German title: Joy
Netherlands, 2010

Director: Jong, Mijke de
Production company: IDTV Film
Age recommendation: 12 years and up

Synopsis:
An intimate film about Joy, abandoned as a baby, whose whole life has been dedicated to the search for her mother. Joy, an emotionally damaged seventeen-year old girl, has only one thing left to hope for in life: finding her biological mother. Her search is successful, but the enormous disappointment it produces is so hard to bear that she opts for the most radical way out.

Festivals:
Berlin Generation 14+ 2010, Du Grain a Demoudre 2010, Castellinaria Bellinzona 2010, Youngabout Bologna 2011 (Special Mention)

World sales address/es:
Bavaria Film International (D)