Lola on the Pea
LOLA ON THE PEA
West Coast premiere, with filmmaker in attendance!
Saturday, January 31, 5pm
(Thomas Heinemann, Germany, 2014, live action, 90 min)
Ages 9+. In German with English subtitles.
Nine-year-old Lola lives on a charming old houseboat with her mother. But life isn't exactly going swimmingly for her. She misses her long-gone dad, and doesn't much care for her mom's new boyfriend. She also has to contend with schoolmates who tease her and chase her home from school. But one day, she makes a frienda quiet new boy in town, named Rebin. Rebin's family is secluded and mysterious, and Lola soon finds out that they are migrants who don't have the proper documents to live and work in Germany. Together, the two friends learn to fight for what is right, stand up to bullies, and face the future with courage and hope.
Notes for parents: This film tackles tough subjects, but it is also musical, funny, and fast-paced, with believable characters and a story that will give parents and kids lots to talk about after the show. There are a few instances of coarse language, spoken by bullies and frustrated adults, and a very brief glimpse, seen from a distance, of non-frontal nudity.
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122