Amelie (13) thinks of herself as a tough big-city brat and she probably is indeed the most stubborn girl in all of Berlin. Amelie doesn’t let anyone tell her what to do, least of all her parents, who ship her off to a special clinic in the mountains after just another asthma attack. Exactly what Amelie definitely doesn’t want. But instead of getting help at the clinic, she runs off and flees to a place where certainly no one would expect to find her: the top of a mountain. When the clinic and her parents realize she ran away, a big search for her is underway. Focused on trying to find a hiding place in the mountains, Amelie meets a quirky boy named Bart. When Bart saves her life, Amelie realizes that Bart is actually a lot cooler than she first thought. Learning of Amelie’s illness, Bart tells her about an old tradition happening that time a year, the Alp Mountain Fires. These Alp Mountain Fires are miracles, which allegedly help cure the sick: humans and animals. Now on a mission to get to the fires in time, the kids take off on an adventurous journey of hope and true friendship.

  • Director

    Tobias Wiemann

  • Version

    German (OV)
    with English subtitles

  • Produced by

    Philipp Budweg, Thomas Blieninger
    (Lieblingsfilm GmbH)

  • Cast

    Mia Kasalo, Samuel Girardi, Jasmin Tabatabai, Susanne Bormann, Denis Moschitto

  • Genre

    Family Entertainment

  • Running Time

    97 min.

  • Release

    September 21, 2017

  • Festivals

    Berlin International Film Festival 2017 - Generation | Filmtage Bozen | TIFF Kids 2017 | Kristiansand International Children’s Film Festival 2017 | ZLIN FILM FESTIVAL - International Film Festival for Children and Youth 2017 | International Munich Film Festival | Cinema in Sneakers 2017 | Int’l Film Festival for Children and Youth Isfahan 2017 | Giffoni Film Festival 2017 | Sarajevo Film Festival 2017 | Kyoto Int’l Children | Film Festival 2017 | Zurich Film Festival 2017 | Internationales Filmfestival SCHLINGEL | Antalya International Film Festival 2017 | CineKid 2017 | Busan International Kids and Youth Film Festival 2017 | Chicago International Children’s Film Festival 2017 | Tokyo International Film Festival 2017 | Festival Piccolo Grande Cinema 2017 | Oulu International Children’s and Youth Film Festival 2017 | Gijón Internatioal Film Festival 2017 | Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2017 | Olympia Film Festival Pygros 2017 | Oulu International Children’s Film Festival 2017 | KINOdiseea International Children | Film Festival 2017 | CinéAllemand 8 pour les jeunes 2018 | CineDoc 2018 | Luxembourg City Film Festival 2018 | Stockholm Filmfest Junior 2018 | Trento Film Festival 2018 | Cleveland International Film Festival 2018 | Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth 2018 | Stockholm Junior Film Festival 2018 | Melbourne International Film Festival 2018 | Berlin&Beyon/Youth 4 German Cinema 2019

  • Awards

    Special Mention by Berlinale Generation’s Children Jury: "With great wit and fast-paced dialogue, this film describes the development of an unlikely friendship between two fascinating characters." | TIFF Kids Festival 2017 Young People | Jury Award (ages 11-13) - Honourable Mention | Golden Slipper - for the Best Feature Film for Children - Zl√≠n Film Festival 2017 | Goldener Spatz 2017 - Children Jury for Cinema and TV productions:- Best Film & Best Director (Tobias Wiemann) | Int’l FF for Children and Youth Isfahan: Golden Butterfly for the best youth film & Best film script | Cinema in Sneakers 2017: ECFA jury award - FILM THE WANDERER for the best feature for children by the Chidlren’s Jury- Audience Award | Kyoto Int’l Children | Film Festival 2017: Feature film Grand Prix | Internationales Filmfestival SCHLINGEL - ECFA - European Children’s Film Association Award | | Berlin&Beyond/Youth for German Cinema Award 2019 | LOLA German Film Award for Best Children’s Film 2018

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