I Don’t Wanna Dance

  • Flynn Von Kleist
  • The Netherlands
  • 2021
  • 89'
  • I Don't Wanna Dance

Having lived for two years with their aunt, fifteen-year-old Joey and his younger brother are delighted to be reunited with their mother. At first all is well: the house is clean, the fridge full, Daphne has a job and Joey joins a dance group. It promises to be a great summer. But the family joy is dampened by Daphne’s old habits. Joey does everything to hide it from child services, but how long can he keep up this destructive routine with his mother, at the expenses of his own happiness? Some hurts cannot be simply danced away.

Subtitles: EN, HR

Flynn Von Kleist

Flynn was born in Amsterdam and grew up in West Cork, Ireland. In 2009 he graduated as a director from the National Film School of Ireland. That same year he moved back to Amsterdam where he graduated in fiction direction from the Netherlands Film Academy in 2013. His graduation film, Liquid Steel, was awarded at Oberhausen. In addition to fiction films, Flynn made a series of short documentaries called Futurity, about children with a special relationship with music.

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Festivals & Awards
Giffoni Film Festival 2021, Galway Film Fleadh 2021

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