“Keep it clean!” is the slogan of the new president, and he doesn’t only mean clean streets. One day, during a school trip, Paul, who has jug ears, notices that all the other kids around him have something in common – they’re “ugly”. The kids realize that the president wants to hide them from public view. Paul runs away and, with the help from Sara – one of the “beautiful children” – organizes resistance and starts a revolution.
Jonathan Elbers graduated from the Dutch Film Academy. He enjoys creating vivid and humorous fantasy worlds to comment on contemporary society. He has directed award-winning commercials, including the ones for LG, Volkswagen, and Škoda. The Club of Ugly Children is his second feature.