Taking Chances / Patatje Oorlog
Nicole van Kilsdonk, Netherlands, 2011.
Directed by: Nicole van Kilsdonk
Script: Lotte Tabbers
Producer: Leontine Petit, Joost de Vries, Marleen Slot
Production company: Lemming Film
Cinematography: Mascha Halberstadt, Huub Kistemaker, Charlotte van Otterloo
Editing: Wouter Jansen
Music: /
Cast: Pippa Allen, Johnny de Mol, Rifka Lodeizen, Ruben van der Meer
Format: video
Running time: 86'

Nine-year-old Kiek is worried as her father works in a war zone. She decides to do something and comes up with a strange idea. She hopes that, if her beloved dog dies, she can save her father. Because the chances of having two deaths in one family are much lower than having only one death and Kiek will rather sacrifice her pet than her parent. Her mother is trying to convince her that nothing bad will happen to her father.

Awards and Festivals
Cinekid Award for Best Dutch Film in 2011.

Directors Biography
Nicole van Kilsdonk (born 1965) graduated from the Dutch Film and Television Academy in 1991 with the film Post Reykjavik, for which she wrote the screenplay as well. She has directed TV films and series, as well as several feature films: ZoŽ (1996), Johan (2005), Hoe overleef ik...? (2008), Richting west (2010).

Location and screening schedule:
EUROPA CINEMA, Monday, October 15th at 12.00
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Monday, October 15th at 17.00
EUROPA CINEMA, Saturday, October 20th at 11.00
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Saturday, October 20th at 17.00