Kinders (2016)

Kinders (literally: Childrens)
Director: Arash T. Riahi, Arman T. Riahi
Writer: Arash T. Riahi, Arman T. Riahi
Seen on: 20.12.2016

Kinders follows a group of children who all participate in a music program where they can develop outside of their often difficult family backgrounds, enjoy themselves and grow confident.

There is a lot of cuteness in Kinders and every once in a while I felt that the film was getting closer to a bigger point, but before it got there, it always veered off course, thus never really realizing its full potential.

I like kids, so if you point the camera at some kids, I will always find something of interest and always some cuteness. Especially when we’re talking about kids that aren’t all that privileged and usually don’t get to tell their stories and don’t get the kind of positive attention that this film provides.

I also appreciated the look at the music program that seems to be quite big actually, but that I had never heard anthing about before the film. The look we got at it make it out ot be an excellent opportunity for those kids and definitely a worthwhile effort.

But unfortunately the film never really comes together to get to a bigger point. It shines a spotlight here and there, but all those spotlights never really paint the bigger picture and I was waiting for that. The lack of it made the film feel longer than it actually was.

Despite the fact that it was a bit of a missed opportunity, I enjoyed the film and it did open a window to a new scene for me, so it definitely pays to check it out anyway. Even if it’s just for those damn cute kids.

Summarizing: Sweet.

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