Jeroen Houben 10:49, Netherlands

A sweet and dreamlike story about Pelle, a 12 year old shoegazer who breaks his arm just before he goes on holiday with his parents. When he comes across a potential summer romance, Pelle realizes he can’t stay a wallflower forever.

Jeroen Houben is a writer and director. After graduating from the Willem de Kooning Academy in 2011, Houben wrote and directed several internationally acclaimed short films including Home Suite Home and Plaster which premiered at the Palm Springs Film Festival. 2018 saw the release of his feature debut Your Mother Should Know which he co-wrote and directed. The film drew over 100,000 visitors to Dutch cinemas and received the Golden Film status before having its international premiere at the Dublin International Film Festival.