Dutch family film Rabarber wins Emmy Kids Award

Screenshot from Dutch film Rabarber (Photo: Screenshot/YouTube). (Screenshot from Dutch film Rabarber (Photo: Screenshot/YouTube))

A Dutch family film about two kids trying to keep their parents together, was awarded the Emmy Kids Award for best TV Movie or Mini Series in Cannes on Tuesday. The film, Rabarber (Rhubarb in English) was one of four programs by public broadcaster KRO-NCRV to be nominated for an Emmy this year.

Rabarber was written by Maarten Lebbens and directed by Mark de Cloe. It is about two teenagers whose parents fall in love and move in together. The youngsters get along well and are happy living together. But they grow increasingly concerned about their parents fighting. To save their relationship, the two teens decide to make an instructional video to give their parents relationship advice and tips.

The other KRO-NCRV programs nominated was television film Jongens, series Taart and De Zandtovenaar en de Oorlog.