High Point will handle international sales on Dennis Bot’s family film, which has been a hit at the Dutch box office.

High Point Films, the feature film sales division of Carey Fitzgerald’s High Point Media Group, has taken international rights to Dennis Bots’s box office family hit, Cool Kids Don’t Cry.

Based on the best selling novel Eighth Graders Don’t Cry by Jacques Vriens, the film stars Hanna Obbeek as a football crazy 12-year-old girl whose world is turned upside down when she is unexpectedly diagnosed with leukaemia. 

Released in the Netherlands on 70 prints by Dutch FilmWorks, the film has had a successful box office run, coming second only to Hugo on its opening weekend and remaining in the top ten for three weeks.

The film has also been selected for TIFF Kids in April.

“Very moving and, above all, life-affirming, Cool Kids Don’t Cry hits all the right emotional buttons and we are delighted to continue working with Rinkel Film”, said High Point’s Fitzgerald.

High Point will officially launch Cool Kids Don’t Cry at the Marche du Film in Cannes.