Benh Zeitlin

USA, 2020 / 112 min / English OV with French & Dutch subt. / Drama, Fantasy

Carte Blanche Kinepolis

Whisked away by the mysterious Peter Pan, Wendy discovers a strange island without grown-ups and suspended in time.

Wendy and her brothers come from a warm working family. Raised amongst dinner plates and diner patrons, the children have an itch for the adventurous and slightly mischievous. After long nights watching trains rattle by their bedroom window, they are whisked away by a mysterious boy named Peter Pan. A long journey taken on faith lands them on Peter’s island. There they discover a wild new world, one without grown-ups, suspended in time. Revelling in their youthfulness and sprawling freedom satisfies the siblings at first, but nostalgia for their lives left behind slowly starts seeping in.

Fri 12/03 19:00 Kinepolis Kirchberg EN OV with FR & NL subt. Public
Cast & Credits
Devin France, Yashua Mack, Gage Naquin, Gavin Naquin, Ahmad Cage, Krzysztof Meyn, Romyri Ross
Benh Zeitlin, Eliza Zeitlin, based on the book “Peter Pan” by J. M. Barrie
Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
Ruy García
Eliza Zeitlin
Dan Romer, Benh Zeitlin
Fox Searchlight Pictures, Department of Motion Pictures, Journeyman Pictures
September Film Distribution

Born in New York City in 1982 and raised in Sunnyside, Queens and then Westchester County, Benh Zeitlin began his career as a filmmaker at the tender age of 6 years when he and a friend made a Batman movie. He continued making films as a child before attending Wesleyan University, where he majored in film. After graduation, Benh spent a summer in Prague working with a prominent animation artist. Returning to the U.S., he worked in a private school in Manhattan helping elementary students create short films. His first feature Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) was awarded several times: Caméra d’Or in Cannes, Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, and four Oscar nominations, just to name a few. His next feature, Wendy (2020), premiered at Sundance.

  • 2020 – Wendy
  • 2012 – Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • 2008 – Glory at Sea (short)
  • 2006 – The Origins of Electricity (short)
  • 2005 – Egg (short)
  • 2005 – Brooklyn Independent Vol. 1 (video)