Ninnoc

  • Niki Padidar
  • Netherlands
  • 2015
  • 18 min
  • World Premiere
  • IDFA Competition for Kids & Docs
Ninnoc doesn’t like cliques. Why do they all have to behave – and look – the same? Ninnoc has big blue eyes, she dances and sings, and she is a strong-willed girl. She can’t describe herself, but if she feels excluded, this is the sound it makes: “Wawawawawawawawa.” Then her hair trembles, she gets a headache and a constant ringing sound in her ears: “Aaaaaaaaahhh.” She didn’t fit in at her old school, and she keeps to herself at the new one. She doesn’t want to join in with those other people, but she’s also afraid of being shut out. “People only see who I appear to be. There are only a couple who know who I am. You can only see what I want you to see, and there’s lots behind that smile that you don’t even know about.” Ninnoc ruminates on the question of what’s “normal” and “different” and “popular” (the quotation marks are hers), and we see her moving around an empty school, in a classroom full of children and in a classroom full of Ninnocs. The film's camerawork and editing echo Ninnoc’s feelings, helping the viewer to understand why such a bright young girl would find some things so difficult.

Credits

  • 18 min
  • color
  • DCP
  • Spoken languages: Dutch
  • Subtitles in: English
Director
Niki Padidar
Production
Joost Seelen for Zuidenwind Filmproductions
Executive producer
Anjet Blinde for Zuidenwind Filmproductions, Nienke Korthof for Zuidenwind Filmproductions
Cinematography
Jefrim Rothuizen, Niki Padidar
Editing
Albert Markus

IDFA history

2015
World Premiere
IDFA Competition for Kids & Docs

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