Program → Films by sections → Cobain
Festival in Media
Section: Forum of European Cinema
Country: Netherlands Belgium, Germany.
Year: 2018


94 minutes/color

 Director: Nanouk Leopold

Screenplay: Stienette Bosklopper

Cinematographer: Frank van den Eeden

Editing: Katharina Wartena

Costume design: Manon Blom

Music: Harry de Wit

Producer: Stienette Bosklopper, Lisette Kelder



Bas Keizer, Naomi Velissariou, Wim Opbrouck, Dana Marineci, Cosmina Stratan, Sofia Dossantos, Maria Kraakman, Maartje van de Wetering, Thomas Ryckewaert, Ward Weemhoff



Cobain comes from a broken home, but he is not a broken soul yet. He cares deeply for the person who gave him that funny name: his mother Mia. Living on the streets, Mia just can't get a grip on her life, even now that she is heavily pregnant with another child. When Cobain demands that Mia get help for herself and the baby, the two separate after a bitter argument. He finds shelter with Mia's ex Wickmayer, a man who pimps out young, foreign women. Supporting them in their daily lives and flirting with them as he is growing into a young man, Cobain feels he finally found something resembling a home.




Circe Films, A Private View, Coin Film GmbH, The Film Kitchen, VPRO Television

World sales:

Beta Cinema



Nanouk Leopold


Nanouk Leopold’s (born in Rotterdam, in 1968) first feature “Îles Flottantes” was selected for the IFFR Tiger Competition in 2001. “Guernsey” was selected for the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs at Cannes in 2005. “Wolfsbergen” premiered at the Forum of the Berlinale 2007 and was selected for the Toronto International Film Festival in the same year. “Brownian Movement” premiered in Toronto in 2010 and had its European premiere at the Forum in Berlin in 2011. In 2013 “It's all so quiet” was the opening film of the Berlinale Panorama Special.



1997 Marseille1-2 (Short)

1999 Max Lupa (TV Movie)

2001 Îles flottantes

2005 Guernsey

2007 Wolfsberg