Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Meet the Cast of FX's 'American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson' (First-Look Images) Meet the Cast of FX's 'American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson' (First-Look Images) Here's the List of Films & TV Series Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix's Streaming Library in June Here's the List of Films & TV Series Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix's Streaming Library in June Watch Trailer for Teen TV Drama Series in Development, ‘MysEducation’ Watch Trailer for Teen TV Drama Series in Development, ‘MysEducation’ Watch a Clip From Ethiopia's First-Ever Cannes "Official Selection" - Coming-of-Age Drama 'Lamb' Watch a Clip From Ethiopia's First-Ever Cannes "Official Selection" - Coming-of-Age Drama 'Lamb' Watch Grace Jones’ “Banned” Citroën CX TV Commercial Watch Grace Jones’ “Banned” Citroën CX TV Commercial David Oyelowo on the Craft of Acting & Advice for Young Actors David Oyelowo on the Craft of Acting & Advice for Young Actors BET Adds 2 New Original Movies + New Series, and More to Its Summer Lineup BET Adds 2 New Original Movies + New Series, and More to Its Summer Lineup Official First Look Images from Detroit-Set indie drama ‘Wolf Who Cried Boy’ Official First Look Images from Detroit-Set indie drama ‘Wolf Who Cried Boy’ Morgan Freeman's Bass Reeves Project Finally Gets a Lift, Thanks to HBO Morgan Freeman's Bass Reeves Project Finally Gets a Lift, Thanks to HBO First Look at CBS' 'Rush Hour' Series + Official Synopsis First Look at CBS' 'Rush Hour' Series + Official Synopsis What Did You Think of 'Bessie' After Last Night's Premiere? What Did You Think of 'Bessie' After Last Night's Premiere? Spike Lee Finally Breaks Silence on 'Chiraq' - "Everything I've Done Has Led Up to This Film" Spike Lee Finally Breaks Silence on 'Chiraq' - "Everything I've Done Has Led Up to This Film" New York Women in Film & Television Now Accepting Applications for Its Four 2015 Funds for Women Filmmakers New York Women in Film & Television Now Accepting Applications for Its Four 2015 Funds for Women Filmmakers 'Chocolate City' Finally Gets a Trailer + Release Date Set (Might It Steal Some of 'Magic Mike's' Summer Thunder?) 'Chocolate City' Finally Gets a Trailer + Release Date Set (Might It Steal Some of 'Magic Mike's' Summer Thunder?) Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? Starz Announces Return Date for Original Series 'Power' + New Key Art + Trailer Starz Announces Return Date for Original Series 'Power' + New Key Art + Trailer Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

Watch 1st Full Subtitled Trailer For Dutch Interracial Love Story "Sonny Boy" + Upcoming USA Screening Info

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act December 27, 2011 at 7:23PM

Last written about in September, when it was announced that the film would be the Dutch submission in the Best Foreign Language Oscar category...
1
Sonny Boy

Last written about in September, when it was announced that the film would be the Dutch submission in the Best Foreign Language Oscar category...

It's called Sonny Boy - a film that tells the true story of the "forbidden" relationship between Waldemar Nods, a 19-year-old student from Suriname, and Rika van der Lans, a married Dutch woman in her 40s, and mother of 4 children.

The pair meet in the 1920s, fall in love, and Rika becomes pregnant soon thereafter, causing a scandal with far-reaching consequences, leading up to World War II.

The film, directed by Dutch director Maria Peters, is based on a novel of the same name, written by Annejet van der Zijl.

Released in The Netherlands in January this year, I don't believe Sonny Boy has recived much exposure here in the USA yet (according to IMDB, it screened at the Stony Brooks Film Festival in July, and nothing else since then); I just learned that it'll next screen at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, which starts in about a week, running from January 5th through the 16th.

And along with that festival screening announcement comes the film's first full trailer, and unlike its teaser which we posted months ago, this full trailer is actually subtitled, and embedded at the bottom of this post.

It's worth noting that the name "Sonny Boy" is a nickname the couple gave to their son, who's till alive today, at 81 years old; they got the name from the Al Jolson song that was released the year that they met.

I should also note that this is the second relatively unknown European film we've written about this year (the other being the French/Belgian feature The Invader) that will screen at the Palm Springs International Film Fest this month. There might be others, and I'll know for sure when I go through the entire lineup list. I won't be attending the festival, but I'll see about getting someone who is attending to get us some reviews.

Watch the full English-subtitled trailer below, photo of the real-life couple and their son underneath:

This article is related to: Screening Sighting, Festivals, Trailer


Shadow & ActNewsletter