25th TiDF: International Premiere

Nikki is a bright 12-year-old kid who loves to draw and is excited about going to High School. Like any 12-year-old, she’s about to become a teenager and experience all the challenges of adolescence. However, at home, things are far from normal… Nikki has to care for her mentally disturbed mother with no help from her absent and drug-addicted father. As she grows up in a dangerously unstable environment and navigates between the search for her own identity and loyalty towards her parents, this gifted young person finds it very hard to talk about her impossible situation – but she often resorts to drawing as a way to vent her emotions. A powerful documentary that seeks to capture the power of love and family in both its brightest and darkest moments, inviting the viewer to a profound emotional journey.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market TiDF25

Direction: Monique Nolte
Script: Monique Nolte
Editing: Ralf Verbeek
Sound: Bart Jilesen (design), Rebecca Baatjes (design), Morten Brogaard (design)
Music: Tobias Borkert
Production: Doclines, Filmblik
Co-production: The Case Documentaries
Executive producer: Eric Bremer
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: The Netherlands
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 112'
Contact: Doclines

Animation: Thomas Rietbergen (Bamiboy Design), Albert ’t Hooft (Anikey Studios), Michiel Snijders (il Luster)
Camera: Joost Hoozemans, Rogier Timmermans

Monique Nolte


2007 The Bittersweet Temptation
2014 Only the Best for Our Son
2022 NIKKI