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29 October 2018

Keep the kids all right.

by Andrew MacGregor

CHOC Children's: “Long Live Childhood” - 60s

Jazz singer Helen Ward's dulcet tones accompany this well-shot piece for CHOC Children's a.k.a. the Children's Hospital of Orange County. While Ward's ‘Heart and Soul' wafts in the background, director Laerke Herthoni deftly captures the innocence of youth with a dash of humour for good measure.

From a couple's tentative first romance to a girl's ongoing dispute with a plate of vegetables, Herthoni coaxes low-key performances from her young cast and weaves them together into one naturalistic film. A sweet blend of the past, the present, and - with the advertised hospital's help - the future.

Film Production: Iconoclast Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Laerke Herthoni ♀ Ⓟ Ⓦ (Repped by Biscuit Filmworks in the UK)
Production Designer: Catharina Nyqvist Ehrnroot
Costume Design: Johanna Borggren
Hair Design: Sanna Riley
Make-Up: Sanna Riley
Music: Heart and Soul - Helen Ward

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