Director: Jonathan Elbers
95 minutes
All Ages

If Roald Dahl had written 1984

In a future world where everyday technology and ever-present news reports are eerily similar to our own, President Isimo (Roeland Fernhout) is on a mission to clean up the streets. Forever reminded by propaganda on the streets and in schools, students march and sing in unison while President Isimo plan goes to the next level when he starts rounding up all the children he deems hideous and hiding them out of sight. One such kid is Paul de Wit (Sem Hulsmann), who starts a guerilla movement against the dictator and becomes the face of a vigilante street art campaign resisting Isimo’s rule. Featuring slick production design and gutsy performances, The Club of Ugly Children is a bold, hopepunk satire about fascism.

Mon 26 Jul 9.45am – 11.50am | Session includes festival welcome speeches
Wed 28 Jul 12.25pm – 2.20pm | Session includes short film Dọlápọ is Fine

To purchase Schools, Teachers or Equity Pricing tickets, schools can either call AFF Box Office on 0416 761 036 or email: [email protected] 

Film Type Opening Film
Program Strand Feature Fiction, Special Events
Premiere Australian
Age Recommendation 10+, 12+, 13+, 15+
Language Dutch
Subtitles English
Director Jonathan Elbers
Producer Caspar Eskes, Niek Teunissen, Wim Boven
Screenwriters Jeroen Margry
Cinematographer Thijmen Doornik
Editor Jurriaan van Nimwegen
Music Vidjay Beerepoot
Cast Sem Hulsmann, Faye Kimmijser, Narek Awanesyan