I Am William
I Am William
31 October 2020
Original title: Jeg er William
Director: Elmer, Jonas
Age recommendation: 10 years and up
Length: 86 min.
Film genre: Feature film
When his dad dies, William has to move in with his uncle. The uncle is a small-time crook, and whenever he ends up in a scrape, William is the one who has to help him get him out of it. As if he doesn’t have enough problems himself. Some bullies at his new school are trying to extort money from him using threats of violence, but he’s not without the support and courage of his new friend Viola. A typically Danish children’s film, that’s both funny and serious, and has a real sparkle in its eye.
"From a shortlist of very strong contenders, the jury particularly liked this entertaining, unsentimental and at times very funny tale of a character starting out not at all tough or brave and overcoming their insecurities and feelings of isolation to find their place in the world. With an engaging narrative, some terrific visual flashes and an outstanding central performance by Alexander Magnusson, the European Children’s Film Association Award goes to I am William." (ECFA-Jury at BUFF Malmö 2018
BUFF Malmö 2018, Kristiansand CFF 2018, Espoo Ciné Junior 2018, Munich CFF 2018, Lucas CFF Frankfurt 2018 (awarded), Schlingel Chemnitz 2018, Kids Film Festival Warsaw 2018, Cinemagic Belfast 2018, Cinekid Amsterdam 2018, Filem'On Brussels CFF 2018 (awarded), Juniorfest Pilsen 2018 (awarded), Oulu CFF 2018, Vienna CFF 2018, Kineko CFF Tokyo 2018, Ale Kino! CFF Poznan 201, KinoKino Zagreb 2019 (awarded), Luxembourg IFF 2019, Kids Kino Festival Warsaw 2019, China CFF Guangzhou 2019