Report: Interview with Shamira Raphaëla, director of Lenno & The Angelfish

In her film Lenno & The Angelfish (winner IDFA Award for Best Children’s Documentary) Shamira Raphaëla follow ten year old Lenno, a boy with a behavioral disorder that is living with his father and twin brother. How did she find him and what does Lenno think of all the attention to his story during IDFA?

Lenno & The Angelfish follows young Lenno (10). A lively boy with a behavioral disorder and a vivid imagination. He boxes with his younger brother, cries when he hurts himself, walks away when he gets criticized and is very pleased with the great coloring books he gets from his mother. Lenno tries to express what's going on in his head. "People think I have a problem because I get angry a lot. I think it’s stupid they say that."

Lenno & the Angelfish

  • Shamira Raphaëla
  • 2017
  • 19 min

See the world through the eyes of Lenno, a lively boy with a behavioral disorder who can be both irritating and really sweet.

IDFA 2017 on video

  • Other
  • November 29, 2017

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