LANGUAGE: Dutch with English Subtitles
Kauwboy is a tender portrait of a boy struggling to come to terms with a family that’s not what it once was. With his country-singer mother absent, Jojo lives alone with his security guard father, a man of few words, who is quick to anger and has seemingly no affection for his 10-year-old son. Left to his own devices, Jojo finds an abandoned baby crow in the woods near their house – and finds solace in caring for this small creature, who is even more alone and vulnerable than he is.
Themes: caring for nature, father/son relationship, neglect, grief
Content Advisory: There are scenes depicting a father hitting his son.
Rating: PG (Violence)
Recommended for ages 12 to adult
Best First Feature award at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival
Selected as the Dutch entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards.
European Film Award Young Audience Award
European Film Discovery Award - Prix Fipresci