Column Film and Fiction Valley are proud to announce that the family film Jackie and Oopjen has won the Best International Feature Film Award.
The 14th edition of the International Children's Film Festival took place in Bangladesh on Friday 5 February 2021. Organized by the Children's Film Society, this festival was the last event of the seven-day festival at the National Theater Hall of Shilpakala Academy in Bangladesh. A total of 1,116 films from 81 different countries were submitted this year.
In Jackie en Oopjen, 12-year-old Jackie (Frouke Verheijde) is a child at home in the Rijksmuseum. Her mother Mouna (Karina Smulders) works there as a curator. When the famous Rembrandt paintings by Marten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit are exhibited, something wonderful happens.
As Jackie walks past their portraits after closing time, Oopjen's (Sarah Bannier) eyes follow her. Jackie thought she was just imagining it, but this turns out not to be the case. Suddenly, Oopjen stands in front of her, but Jackie doesn't want to hear from her. She thinks it is a disguised actress. But it soon becomes clear that Oopjen is telling the truth. She stepped out of the painting because she thought that Jackie was Aeltje, the sister she has lost for years. When Oopjen realizes her mistake, she is distraught. But the tough Jackie has a big heart and she's used to solving everyone's problems. She secretly takes Oopjen home so that they can look for the painting of the lost sister together. But how is she ever going to hide those unworldly Oopjen from her mother? And how does Oopjen return to the painting? The answer to all this can now be seen in the cheerful family film Jackie and Oopjen.