Binti (12) was born in Congo but has lived with her father Jovial (40) in Belgium since she was a baby. Despite not having any legal documents, Binti wants to live a normal life, and dreams of becoming a famous vlogger like her idol Tatyana.
Elias (11) runs his 'save-the-okapi-club' without the help of his father, who's moved to Brazil following his divorce with Elias’s mother Christine (42). When their annoying neighbour invites Christine on a romantic trip to Paris, Elias, upset and angry, runs away to his treehouse.
At the same time, police raid Binti and Jovial’s home, sending the two on the run, and Binti into the path of Elias in his treehouse. When their parents meet shortly after, Binti quickly sees the perfect solution to all her problems. If she can match her dad to Elias’ mom, they can get married and stay in Belgium. Binti joins Elias’ okapi club, and while they organise a big fundraiser together, she secretly starts her plan to make Christine fall in love with Jovial. Until Elias finds out what Binti is really up to.
main cast Bebel Tshiani Baloji, Mo Bakker, Joke Devynck, Baloji
script & director Frederike Migom DOP Joachim Phillipe Editor Clemence Samson Sound Design Jan Schermer Production Design Talina Casier Costume Design Sofie Callaerts Make-up Ingeborg van Eetvelde Line Producer Wim Goossens Producer Kathleen Goossens (Bulletproof Cupid) Co-producers Floor Onrust & Chris Stenger, Annabella Nezri, Kwassa Films all cast & crew
length 86 minutes languages dutch distributor JEF sales agent LevelK financers Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Netherlands Film Production Incentive, BNP Paribas Fortis Film Finance, centre du cinema et de l'audiovisual de la federation Wallonie-Bruxelles, Ketnet, Telenet.
festivals Montréal International Childrens Festival 2019
wins Grand Prix Montréal Best Film, Special Mention Childrens Jury