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Playground
Playground
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MUBI SPOTLIGHT
7.8
/10
233 Ratings
MUBI SPOTLIGHT

Synopsis

7-year-old Nora struggles to fit in before finding her place on the schoolyard. One day, she notices her big brother Abel being bullied by other kids, and though she rushes to protect him by warning their father, Abel forces her to remain silent, while he endures more humiliation and harassment.

Our take

When adults turn their backs, the familiar playground morphs into a hostile warzone in this gritty debut from rising Belgian star Laura Wandel. Intuitively keeping the camera at the eye level of small children, this sensitive portrait of innocence lost contends with the harsh realities of childhood.

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