Little Mountain Boy (Schellen-Ursli)

Little Mountain Boy (Schellen-Ursli)
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Adventure, Family - 2015 - Switzerland

Up in the Swiss Alps, just above a small town, lives Ursli with his parents, their animals, and his best friend Sereina who often comes to visit. He is a real mountain boy and has a special gift for caring and understanding animals. When late summer arrives, Ursli and his parent make their way down to the village, transporting their harvest by horse carriage. Suddenly, an accident occurs and they lose it all over a cliff. In order to survive the winter they now must make a deal with the unfriendly but wealthy store owner in the village, which puts them into debt. Ursli also has to give up his beloved goat to the rude son of the store owner. And as if things could not get any worse, Ursli receives the smallest bell of all kids for "Chalandamarz" and the kids make fun of him. "Charlandamarz" is a mountain ritual for which the kids chime the bells to banish winter and welcome spring. Ursli finally decides to take matters in his own hands...to help is parents and to find the biggest bell... which is hidden in a cabin on top of the mountain. The adventure is on!!!

Director: Xavier Koller (Academy Award® winner)
Dop: Felix von Muralt
Screenplay: Xavier Koller, Stefan Jäger
Cast: Jonas Hartmann, Marcus Signer,Tonia Maria Zindel, Leonardo Nigro, Martin Rapold, Sarah Sophia Meyer, Julia Jeker, Laurin Michael
Music: Martin Tillman
Technical Details: Cinema Scope, Color, 104 min.
Original Language: Swiss-German, French, Italian
Subtitle Dubbed: English subtitled / English dub
Producer: Peter-Christian Fueter, Peter Reichenbach, Ditti Bürgin-Brook
ARRI Media Services: International Sales
Awards: Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film at Seattle International Children’s Film Festival 2016; 2nd Prize, Live-action Feature Film, Adult & Children's Jury at Chicago Int'l Children's FF 2016; Best Cinematography – Swiss Film Prize 2016: Felix von Muralt
Festivals Seattle Int'l Children’s Film Festival 2016 ••• European FF Libanon 2016 ••• Luxembourg City Film Festival 2016 ••• Guadalajara Int'l Film Festival 2016 ••• Cinemagic Dublin 2016 ••• Zlín Int'l Film Festival 2016 ••• Cinekid 2016 ••• Chicago International Children's Film Festival 2016 ••• Pula Film Festival 2017

Based on the international Swiss bestseller "A Bell for Ursli" by Selina Chönz and Alois Carigiet