Jackie and Oopjen
(Suitable for children above 10 years)
Annemarie van de Mond, 87 min, Comedy, in Dutch with Arabic and English subtitles, Netherlands, 2020
Twelve-year-old Jackie has made Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, where her mother works, her second home. While Jackie is wandering around after hours, Oopjen Coppit, from Rembrandt’s famous painting, suddenly comes to life and appears in front of her; she is looking for her long-lost sister. Jackie is used to solving other people’s problems and decides to take her home, so they can go look for her sister. For Oopjen, a woman from the Golden Age, the 21st century is a big adventure and Jackie finally gains a real friend: a true best friend forever.
The movie has been nominated for the Grand Prize for Best Film at Children KinoFest as well as the Golden Award for Best Film of the Competition for Children and Youth at Minsk International Film Festival “Listapad”.