Playground (2021)


Feature Narrative Competition, Belgium, French - 72 min


About the Film

7-year-old Nora and her big brother Abel are back to school. When Nora witnesses Abel being bullied by other kids, she rushes to protect him by warning their father. But Abel forces her to remain silent. Caught in a conflict of loyalty, Nora will ultimately try to find her place.

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Laura Wandel

Born in 1984 in Brussels, Laura Wandel studied filmmaking at the Institut des Arts de Diffusion. There, she shot her first short film, Murs, which was selected for several festivals worldwide, followed by O négatif and Les corps étrangers, which competed at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Her first feature-length film, Playground was presented in the Un Certain Regard competition, where it won the FIPRESCI Award.


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