Kid (film)

Directed by Fien Troch
Produced by Antonino Lombardo
Written by Fien Troch
Music by Senjan Jansen
Cinematography Frank van den Eeden
Edited by Nico Leunen
Release dates
  • August 12, 2012 (2012-08-12) (Ghent Film Festival)
  • January 16, 2013 (2013-01-16) (Belgium)
Running time
92 minutes
Country Belgium
Language Dutch

Kid is a 2012 drama film. It was written and directed by Fien Troch, produced by Antonino Lombardo, and starred Bent Simons, Gabriela Carrizo and Maarten Meeusen.

The film tells the story of Kid, a seven-year-old boy who lives with his mother and his older brother Billy on a farm outside a small town. Abandoned by their father, they have had to fend for themselves. Their finances are in ruins and the two boys have to move with their uncle and aunt.

Kid had its world premiere on October 12, 2012 at the Flanders International Film Festival Ghent. It has received high praise from film critics and won various awards from numerous film organizations and festivals. Kid received the André Cavens Award for Best Film by the Belgian Film Critics Association (UCC).[1] The film had its North American premiere at the AFI Fest on November 2, 2012.[2] It received three nominations at the 4th Magritte Awards, winning Best Flemish Film in Coproduction.[3]


  1. "Le prix Cavens décerné à Kid de Fien Troch". Le Vif (in French). December 19, 2013. Retrieved December 24, 2013.
  2. Linden, Sheri (November 3, 2012). "Kid: AFI Fest Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 24, 2013.
  3. Lorfèvre, Alain (February 1, 2014). "Trois Magritte pour "Ernest et Célestine"". La Libre Belgique (in French). Retrieved February 3, 2014.

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