Short film 8 min, 37 s

Target group: 6 - 99


A war story about sacrifices and ingenuity to survive during the hunger winter 1940-1945, based on the poem 55 Socks by Maria Jacobs


During the cold winter of hunger in 1944-45 a mother and her daughter hide two Jewish girls in their house. There is little or nothing left to eat and the women look for ways to survive. They decide to unravel a woollen bedspread and knit socks from the wool, 55 in total. On her bicycle without tyres, the mother sets out to barter the socks for food. Oscar-winning director Co Hoedeman (Amsterdam, 1940) reached back into his childhood memories to make this beautiful, poetic film.


A coproduction with MusiVision Canada and The National Filmboard of Canada


FESTIVAL SCREENINGS:
– Montreal World Film Festival,Montreal, Canada, 18-28 Aug 2011.
– Nederlands Film Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands, 21 -30 Sept 2011, European premiere 23 Sept 19:30.
– Ottawa International Animation Festival, Ottawa, Canada, 21 - 25 Sept 2011.
– Denver International Film Festival, Denver, USA, 3 - 13 Nov 2011.
– CINANIMA, Espinho, Portugal, 7 - 13 Nov 2011.
– Sichuan TV Festival, Chengdu, China, 11 - 13 Nov 2011.
– International Film Festival Etudia et Anima, Krakow, Poland, 18 - 24 Nov 2011.
– Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Tallinn, Estonia, 19 Nov - 5 Dec 2011.
– International Young Audience Film Festival ALE KINO, Poznan, Poland, 4 - 11 Dec 2011.