Mountain Miracle - An Unexpected Friendship (Amelie rennt)

Mountain Miracle - An Unexpected Friendship (Amelie rennt)
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Family Entertainment - 2017 - Germany, Italy

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
Dop: Martin Schlecht
Screenplay: Natja Brunckhorst
Cast: Mia Kasalo, Samuel Girardi, Jasmin Tabatabai, Susanne Bormann, Denis Moschitto
Music: Tobias Kuhn, Markus Perner
Technical Details: 97min; 1:2,39; colour
Original Language: German
Subtitle Dubbed: English
Production Company: Lieblingsfilm GmbH
Co Production: helios sustainable films GmbH
Producer: Philipp Budweg, Thomas Blieninger
Co Producer: Martin Rattini
ARRI Media Services: International Sales
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’s Jury Award (ages 11-13) - Honourable Mention
Festivals Berlin International Film Festival 2017 - Generation • • TIFF Kids 2017