About the movie “Kids“ or What to look at a leisure at?
Thomas Balmes, the scriptwriter and the director, called in one of interview the documentary “Kids“ the comedy and explained it with the fact that during viewing his audience laughs or smile much.
The movie caused interest both in the adult audience, and in children. In reviews it is recommended for family viewing, but is thought that this movie will not leave indifferent any viewer. Everyone will be able to find something new to itself(himself), in “Kids“ different ethnoses and cultures, various traditions and living conditions, ways of a growing of the main characters are shown.
Movie tests on this movie took place worldwide, four of twenty chosen families gave the consent to shootings. There are no production scenes, action is developed quite naturally. Words which are heard by the viewer - the native language speaking there is no translation, but it also is not necessary, intonations explain the events better than any translator.
The main characters four are three girls and one boy. Action of the movie begins shortly before their birth and covers the first eighteen months of their life.
Hettie was born in a family of professor of Stanford University Suzy and cameraman - the director of Fraser. To the family for it Oaklend, one of suburbs San - Frantsisko became the city. Under the contract concluded with this family, the film crew had to “respect such needs of nature of the child as a dream and meal“ therefore some scenes which Hettie`s parents counted intimate were removed by Fraser.
Bayar is the second son in a family Mandakh and Pureva, the Mongolian cattle-farmers who are engaged in cultivation of cows and sheep. The family lives in the center of Mongolia, in steppe open spaces. In the movie there is a scene which generated the mass of questions, little Bayar - attached for a leg to a bed leg is shown there. Parents of the kid explained that in the center of a yurta there is a round furnace; that in the winter the child did not burn when parents are busy, he should be tied, leaving him only safe space for games.
Mari is the daughter of the Japanese designers of fashionable clothes Seyko and Fumito from Tokyo. Communication of a film crew and young family happened in English. For the director of the movie Thomas Balmes the family gave a free hand, but for them was difficult to get permission to shootings in public places therefore the quantity of scenes in hospital, in park and on the street is very limited.
Ponihao was born in the nomadic African tribe of a himb in Namibia and became the ninth child in a family of Tarererua and Indere. Her mother, thanks to assistance of a film crew, for the first time got on reception to the doctor during pregnancy. For a family one consultation of the doctor is equal to the goat cost what Tarererua was not able to afford. In order that hire of the movie was approved, from a tape cleaned a scene of the birth of Ponihao - vertical childbirth a pise-walled hut.
The movie (besides all the rest that cannot just be retold) tells about acquaintance of each small child to the world surrounding it and about what especially occupied these children, - assembly of a figure from the designer, as in a case with the little Japanese, or check that there behind a cheek at a dog who was started by the baby - the African. Each kid had the interest, and each mother has the reason for concern: the Mongolian mother finds the crept-away son among herd of cows, the American mother complains that she spends not enough time with the daughter.
And nevertheless to tell that this movie only about children, - is impossible. More likely, it is the impartial story about people, about similarity and distinctions in their behavior, characters, ways of development, about the wild nature and the cities - megalopolises, about the planet Earth.
And, of course, about the biggest that can only be in human life, - about love.