Knor

Oink
“This is Oink. Oink is the best birthday present I’ve ever had in my life”– “Excuse me? No way!”

Two loving parents, a best friend and a lovely yard to play in. In Babs’ orderly world, even the wholesome, vegetarian meals are exemplary. One day, however, a cool cowboy guy arrives to stir up this idyllic existence. Babs’ grandpa from America fulfils his granddaughter’s deep desire to have a pet of her own when he gifts her Oink the piglet. While the pink whirlwind manages to charm everyone within no time, grandpa arouses suspicion. What overjoyed Babs doesn't know: the old man with the banjo has some unfinished business with the traditional sausage-king competition. In this puppet animation realised with a great attention to detail, lifestyles and generations collide, in a comedic romp with unexpectedly edgy potential.
by Mascha Halberstad
with Hiba Ghafry, Matsen Montsma, Kees Prins, Jelka van Houten, Henry van Loon, Loes Luca, Johnny Kraaijkamp, Alex Klaasen, Remko Vrijdag
Netherlands / Belgium 2022 Dutch 72’ Colour World premiere recommendation: 6 years and up

With

  • Hiba Ghafry (Babs)
  • Matsen Montsma (Tijn)
  • Kees Prins (Grandpa Tuitjes)
  • Jelka van Houten (Margreet)
  • Henry van Loon (Nol)
  • Loes Luca (Aunt Christine)
  • Johnny Kraaijkamp (Butcher Smak)
  • Alex Klaasen (dog trainer)
  • Remko Vrijdag (Freddy Willekes)

Crew

DirectorMascha Halberstad
Written byFiona van Heemstra, based on the book “De wraak van Knor” by Tosca Menten
AnimationJasper Kuipers, Marike Verbiest, Mirjam Plettinx, Iris Alexandre, Quentin Haberham, Raymon Wittenberg, Zaou Vaughan
CinematographyPeter Mansfelt
EditingMascha Halberstad
MusicRutger Reinders
Sound DesignJan Schermer
Production ManagerChris Eimers-Mouw
ProducerMarleen Slot
Co-ProducersDries Phlypo, Martien Vlietman
Co-ProductionA Private View, Gent
VPRO, Brüssel

Produced by

Mascha Halberstad

The director was born in 1973 and attended the ArtEZ art academy in Arnhem. She has created animation for several feature films including Taking Chances which screened in the 2012 Berlinale Generation section. She has also directed numerous animated short films, series and music videos. With producer Marleen Slot, she created the 600-square-metre Holy Motion animation studio in which her debut feature Knor was filmed. She is currently working on King Sausage, a 20-minute prequel to Knor.

Filmography

2012 Goodbye Mister de Vries; short film · Picknick with Pie; animation series, 13 episodes 2013 Munya in Me; short film 2017 The Great Hummimummi Christmas Special; short film 2018 Fox & Hare; animation series, 26 episodes 2022 Knor (Oink)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2022