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by Bavo Defurne


Pim lives with his ex-beauty queen, single mother in a small town on the Belgian coast. An introverted boy, Pim brightens up his days with drawing and dreaming up fantasy lives. He expresses his emerging desires through a secret collection of "borrowed" objects that he keeps in a shoebox. With teenage years comes sexual awareness and he now draws and dreams of Gino, the older boy next door, his motorcycling hero. But this first love seems likely to end in disappointment. Pim’s mother, Yvette, has dreams of her own. Tired of unwanted suitors and bored with small town life, she longs to leave everything behind and to see the world. Pim and Yvette’s dreams collide when handsome Zoltan arrives in town with the fun-fair and becomes their new lodger.

international title: North Sea Texas
original title: Noordzee, Texas
country: Belgium
sales agent: Wavelength Picture
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Bavo Defurne
film run: 94'
release date: BE 16/03/2011, NL 07/03/2012, GB 06/04/2012, DE 10/05/2012, LU 14/2012, FR 05/12/2012
screenplay: Bavo Defurne, Yves Verbraeken
cast: Jelle Florizoone, Mathias Vergels, Nina Marie Kortekaas, Eva van der Gucht, Katelijne Damen
cinematography by: Anton Mertens
film editing: Els Voorspoels
art director: Kurt Rigolle
costumes designer: Nathalie Lermytte
music: Adriano Cominotto
producer: Yves Verbraeken
production: Indeed Films
backing: Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)
distributor: Peccadillo Pictures, Salzgeber & Co. Medien, Kinepolis Film Distribution, Cinemien, Outplay Films


main awards/selection

Festival Internazionale del Film di Roma 2011 Marc’Aurelio Alice in the City Prize

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