BosBros develops a new family feature film Romy’s Salon, based on the children’s book by author Tamara Bos.
Grandma Stine (Beppie Melissen) reluctantly agrees to look after granddaughter Romy (Vita Heijmen) when daughter Margot (Noortje Herlaar), who recently got divorced, is at work.
Grandma, who is still actively working as a hairdresser, is struggling with the early stages of Alzheimer’s. Romy doesn’t like having to go to the hairdressing salon every day, but this changes when grandma Stine confides in her granddaughter, telling her about her increasing confusion. Romy realises that grandma is not only taking care of her, she will have to take care of her grandma in return. The bond between grandmother and granddaughter grows stronger as grandma seems to change more and more: she is sweeter than before, easier, and she recounts tales of her childhood in Denmark. Romy helps grandma run the salon the best she can, but when they can no longer manage together, Romy comes up with a plan. She decides to make grandma’s dearest wish come true.
Romy’s Salon is in postproduction. To be released fall 2019.
SCREENPLAY Tamara Bos
CO PRODUCER Anette Unger, Leitwolf (Germany)
BROADCASTER AVROTROS, NDR
D.O.P. Melle van Essen
EDITOR Sander Vos
PRODUCTION DESIGN Vincent de Pater
LINE PRODUCER Marion Welmers
COSTUME DESIGN Marion Boot & Evelien Klein Gebbink
HAIR AND MAKE UP Françoise Mol
SOUND Oliver Pattinama
LIGHT Janneke Hogenboom
Frankfurter Buchmesse Film Awards 2018 – Best International Literary Adaptation for Children or Young Adults
May 2019 Kristiansand International Children’s Film Festival – Barnefilmfestivalen (Norway)
• BFF Children’s Film Award
June 2019 Warsaw Kids Film Festival – Cinema in Sneakers (Poland)
• Best Film – Jury of Art-House Cinemas
• Special Mention Children’s Jury
• Special Mention Parent’s Jury
July 2019 Tel Aviv International Children’s Film Festival (Israel)
• Best Film – Professional Jury
• Best Film – Children’s Jury
July 2019 Giffoni Film Festival
• Special Award – GRAGNANO CONSORTIUM AWARD (Elements 10+)
September 2019 Film by the Sea
• Nominated for the Film & Literature Award