The Zig Zag Kid

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    Isabella Rossellini in "The Zig Zag Kid."


The Zig Zag Kid


Sunday Mar 02 01:00 PM
Thursday Mar 06 01:00 PM
Sunday Mar 09 07:30 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00


About the Film:

Directed by Vincent Bal. 2013. Netherlands | Belgium. 95 mins. Dutch | English | French with English subtitles.

This Pink Panther–style coming-of-age caper, based on the novel by David Grossman, is a witty, spirited, action-­packed adventure about an almost-13-year-old boy named Nono. He longs to be like his father, a famous police inspector, but this wild child is constantly getting into trouble. Gaby, his father’s secretary, cherishes Nono and recognizes his anguish, which stems from his lack of knowledge about his mother, who died when he was very little. Two days before his bar mitzvah, Nono is sent off to his uncle’s to be disciplined yet again. On the train, the over-imaginative boy discovers one last chance to prove himself. Together with charming international thief Felix Glick, an old acquaintance of his father’s, Nono travels to the French Rivera and enters a world of disguises and crazy pursuits, crossing paths with the famous singer Lola Ciperola (played by Isabella Rossellini) and Zohara, a mysterious woman whose secrets will forever change Nono’s life.

Winner: Audience Award—Best Feature, Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival; Golden Elephant Award—Best Screenplay, International Children’s Film Festival in India; Grand Prix Award, Kyoto International Children’s Film Festival; Young Audience Award, European Film Academy; Audience Award - Best Feature, ANDkids World Film Festival.

View the trailer.

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