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My Dad is a Sausage

Local title
Minu isa on vorstike
Title in Russian
Мой папа – сосиска
Original title
Mijn Vader Is een Saucisse
Director
Anouk Fortunier
Country
Belgium, Netherlands
Year
2021
Festival
17th Tartuff
Programme
Children's Competition Programme, ECFA Competition, Family Films of Tartu Elektriteater
Genre
family

When Paul decides to give up his boring but steady office job as a banker, this does not go down well with his children. Their dad wants to pursue his dream and become an actor. Is it a burnout? A midlife crisis? When his ambitious wife Véronique comes home from yet another business trip and hears the news, there’s no telling where it will stop. The Schutijzers are a pleasantly disturbed family, but this is going a few bridges too far. According to Véronique, Paul must come to his senses. His youngest daughter Zoë is the only one who believes in her father. She encourages him and joins him in his adventure. What at first seems to be a ridiculous plan, doomed to fail and threatening to tear the whole Schutijzer family apart, ends up being a funny, exciting and moving journey that awakens and enchants the whole family.

Director
Anouk Fortunier
Screenwriter
Jean-Claude Van Rijckeghem
Cast
Johan Heldenbergh, Savannah Vandendriessche, Hilde de Baerdemaeker, Jade de Ridder, Ferre Vuye, Chokri Ben Chikha, Frank Focketyn
Producer
Dries Phlypo, Jean-Claude Van Rijckeghem
DoP
Melle van Essen
Production designer
Philippe Bertin
Editor
Get van Berckelaer, Joppe Van Den Brande
Writer
Agnès de Lestrade
Music
Harry de Wit
Production
A Private View
Distributor
A Private View
World sales
Studio Hamburg Enterprises
Runtime
Language
Flemish
Subtitles
Estonian, English
Director
Anouk Fortunier

Anouk Fortunier (b. 1989) studied both journalism and audiovisual arts. The short film DRÔLE D'OISEAU (2016), her graduation film at the Luca School of Arts, arnered several international festival selections and awards. Domestically, the film won the audience award at the Film Fest Gent and the VAF Wildcard and prize for best debut at the Short Film Festival Leuven. in 2017, she made the short documentary JORIS for Belgian broadcaster Canvas' 4x7 project. Fortunier also gained a lot of experience in different positions in the cultural and audiovisual sector, including production assistant for Jaco Van Dormael's LE TOUT NOUVEAU TESTAMENT and children's coach for Gilles Coulier's CARGO and Sahim Omar Kalifa's ZAGROS. MY DAD IS A SAUSAGE is her first feature film.

Screenings

Hall Electric Cinema
ScreeningMinu isa on vorstike
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
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