I Am William - Schools Screening


William doesn’t always have the easiest life. With his mother in hospital, he is sent to live with his Uncle Nils. The somewhat unconventional Uncle Nils doesn’t necessarily stand out as an ideal role model for William. He has no regular job and gets by with some imaginative wheeler-dealering, which he boldly describes as “import/export”. His attitudes to other people are less than tolerant, his kitchen skills are limited and, on top of everything, he has something of a taste for gambling. When this gets him into serious trouble with the local gangster, it’s time for William to step up and save Uncle Nils from himself and the sticky situation he has got himself in. At the same time, he needs to work out his own problems at his new school with three menacing bullies and a growing crush on the effortlessly cool Viola… 

This is a vibrant and hugely enjoyable exploration of one young person’s journey to get a grip on the life he has been given. Requiring perseverance, dexterity and courage, William has to learn to step up and take control. That he does so whilst retaining his natural charm and an almost permanent bemused look on his face just adds to the fun. Perky, sparky and hugely enjoyable, this is most definitely a feel-good film in which everyone learns a thing or two about themselves. Even lovable Uncle Nils and his somewhat outdated attitudes move forward a century or two… 

Dir: Jonas Elmer
Denmark 2017 / 1h23m / Ages 10+
Danish with English subtitles

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