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Fourteen-year-old Shabu is a good-natured, creative, and street-smart boy from the south of Rotterdam. When he wrecks his grandmother’s car on a joyride, his whole family is angry with him. He has a summer to make amends before his grandmother returns from a vacation in Suriname.

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What we think

A celebration of this world and the love and tenderness at the centre of Shabu’s coming-of-age, one foot in both the modern Netherlands and in the ancestral practices his family have retained through the generations.
★★★★☆ | Read in full: Shabu film review Fedor Tot We Love Cinema

What others think

The overall effect is magical and euphoric, rather as if Jacques Demy had jazzed up La Haine.
Ryan Gilbey The Guardian
Makes for very pleasant summertime viewing.
Marina Ashioti Little White Lies
It’s the use of sound, though, that elevates the film from a well-staged documentary to something altogether more immersive.
Rebecca Harrison Sight & Sound

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UK release date

07 Jul 2023