Maya Vanderbeque as Nora and Günter Duret as Able in Playground | Courtesy of New Wave Films
7-year-old Nora and her big brother Abel are back to school. When Nora witnesses Abel being bullied by other kids, she rushes to protect him by warning their father, but Abel forces her to remain silent. Caught in a conflict of loyalty, Nora will ultimately try to find her place, torn between children’s and adults’ worlds.
Playground is Laura Wandel’s first feature film and no surprise to be recognized as an oscar entry film. While attending film school, her school film Murs was played in several film festivals around the world. Wadel made her first short film, O Négatif in 2014. Les Corps Étrangers was seen at the Cannes Film Festival.
I was connected with Laura Wandel to discuss the making of Playground. She spoke about the storyline, the characters and the unusual cinematography. In addition, to the casting to find the perfect little girl to play Nora and more.
Source: LRMExclusive, New Wave Films