Eleven-year-old Anne is a beautiful girl. The kind of girl you can’t take your eyes off. And the longer you look, the more you see her ‘tics’. Anne suffers from Gilles de la Tourette’s syndrome. This makes her body do things she doesn’t want, such as suddenly spinning around or licking everything. Anne sometimes finds it hard to cope with her illness, especially in school. She’s afraid that others will bully her or laugh at her. Anne therefore tries to keep her tics in check, although that isn’t easy. She prefers ‘flying’ through life, so you won’t notice anything. When flying, she’s at her best. The youth documentary FLYING ANNE shows how Anne lives life with her tics. Tics that, in the end, she doesn’t want to lose either...

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Scenario & directorCatherine van Campen
CameraAage Hollander
SoundMark Wessner, Marc Schmidt
EditingAlbert Markus
Sound designJeroen Goeijers
Editor NCRVJelle Peter de Ruiter
Production NCRVYolande van der Blij
ProductionRob Maas
ProducerJoost Seelen
Length21 min
FormatCineform HD

This film is realised with the financial support of the Dutch Cultural Mediafund, Fund Mental Health and the Dutch Foundation for the Disabled Child.

A production of Zuidenwind Filmproductions in co-production with NCRV.