William was not born lucky. After losing his parents, he had to move in with his eccentric uncle Nils, a fraudster and – even worse – a gambler. School bullies start to blackmail William while the uncle borrows money from the gangsters who want their money back urgently. Little William will have to save the situation and rescue his uncle. A dynamic and funny comedy about a boy who needs to find his place in the world without any help from adults.
I Am William
About the director Jonas Elmer
Jonas Elmer is a Danish director and actor. His feature debut was the comedy Let’s Get Lost (1997), which earned him the Robin and Bodil Award for best Danish film. In 2009 he made his first US title, the romantic comedy New in Town starring Renee Zellweger and Harry Connick, jr.
Festivals and awards: Oulu International Children’s Film Festival (Finland) 2017 – ECFA Award for Best European Children’s Film, Ale Kino! (Poljska) 2018 – Best Children’s Film (4 awards in total), Lucas (Germany) 2018 – Award for Best Feature Film Section 8+, BUFF International Film Festival (Sweden) 2018 – ECFA Award