Deaf Child

Social Issues Society & Culture
amsterdam, Deaf, Sign Language
72'
Alex de Ronde
KRO-NCRV / Pieter van der Huystee
HD
HD available

Deaf Child is a coming of age film by Alex de Ronde in which he portrays the life of his son, a charismatic young man who happens to be deaf. The film follows Tobias from the cradle to the present day through archive material and other personal footage.

Tobias lives in two worlds: one in need, the other as a fish in the water. The director’s approach is also twofold; as an understanding observer and as a critical loving father. He questions Tobias about his life; about the past, what he remembers of his deceased mother, about the present and the role he and his brother Joachim play in his life.
Deaf Child is about a family who in the face of adversity retain a deep respect for each other and care for each other’s wellbeing. The three men display a bond that is touching.