Certificate of Recommendation of the Ecumenical Jury, Oberhausen 2014

International Children's and Youth Film Competition

In an additional programme the Ecumenical Jury watches a choice of films from the International Children's and Youth Film Competition. They decide about a Certificate of Recommendation for the church film distributing agencies Matthias Film and Katholisches Filmwerk to buy one of the films for their catalogues. The jury recommends VLOEIBAAR STAAL (Days of Steel).

In the drab environment of a steel mill, Franka takes care of her father and their home. When she meets a young man, the 17-year-old begins to question this life. Vloeibaar Staal is a sensitive portrait of the depressing life and dependence of the young woman. The film also manages to communicate Franka's longing for freedom and a self-determined life in impressive images.