25th International

Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

12 – 18 OCT 2020
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67 min
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Bamse and the Thunder Bell

2018
Sweden
from 6 years

Bamse is the kindest bear in the city and – thanks to thunder honey – also the strongest. He is a superhero, so to speak. Grandmother Bear prepares the thunder honey from magic thunder bell flowers. Grandfather once brought them with him from an expedition. He supposedly also found a treasure at that time. When the greedy wolf family hears about it, they secretly rummage about in Bamse’s attic one night and set fire to the dried bell flowers. Now Grandmother Bear can no longer make her magic honey, just when evil Reynard Fox wants to impress little Rose with some mean tricks that make him look like a hero in the city. He has made a secret pact with the wolf family. They have to fake assaults so Reynard Fox can act as the saviour. Soon the whole city cheers him while Bamse’s superpowers dwindle away. But luckily his friends, Little Hop and Shellman, have already set off for rock island, where Grandfather Bear once discovered the thunder bell flowers.

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75 min
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Before the Day Breaks

2018
Latvia
from 8 years

The daughter of the sun and the moon has been kidnapped. In spite of their powers, they are unable to trace her. From now on the child has to grow up underground in the custody of Selena, the devil’s daughter. It shall be prevented that the sun’s daughter can rise into the sky as the bloom of eternity. All efforts of the masked people and even those of the animals to find the child are in vain. The situation is hopeless. Nabashi, a shady man, seems to be the last hope. Together with his two companions, who observed the kidnapping, he embarks on a journey during which helpfulness, patience and courage are put to the test time and again. They have three days to succeed, otherwise the sun’s daughter will lose all her strength and become an ordinary girl.
It is a seemingly aimless search – only wisdom rooted in the people, transmitted by a mysterious, talking wall, can help them now. The story of Latvia’s path to freedom finds an allegory in heroic characters and poetic chants.

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92 min
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Dilili in Paris

2018
France, Belgium, Germany
from 11 years

Dilili is a clever girl with New Caledonian roots and part of a human zoo. Horrified by the glances and unjust treatments of the wise French due to her skin colour, she decides to turn her back on the ethnological exposition and stay in picturesque Paris of the Belle Époque for the time being. Here she meets delivery boy Orel, and they become close friends. When mysterious kidnappings of young girls frighten people in the city, the two set out searching for evidence. Through Orel’s contacts and his knowledge of the city, they meet a number of unconventional, famous personalities including Toulouse-Lautrec, Marie Curie, Monet, Emma Calvé and even Gustave Eiffel. Thanks to their help and observations, Dilili traces an entire conspiracy known as the “master men”. When she manages to unmask two of the crooks, she becomes the little heroine of the Parisian citizens. But this has serious consequences. Now Dilili also becomes the target of the master men and is eventually kidnapped herself in a treacherous ambush.

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80 min
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Fantastic Return to Oz

2019
Russia
from 8 years

Clever Urfin Jus has lost his wooden soldiers but wants to regain unlimited power. With the help of his clever bear and the sly clown, he gains possession of sorceress Gingema’s book, which is closely guarded in Emerald City. It fulfills every wish of its master, provided that he also owns the magic silver shoes. Meanwhile, brave Elli from Kansas has grown into a delightful teenager and has found shy Tim who is head over ears in love with her. Together with her faithful dog Totoshka, they return to Oz just in time to help the inhabitants of Emerald City with its ruler Scarecrow the Wise, the Iron Woodman and the Brave Lion. But none of them has expected the cunning of evil Urfin Jus. He has forged a treacherous conspiracy with his cronies, where Tim's clumsiness seems to play into his hands. Urfin’s chances of gaining unrestricted control over Oz are not bad.

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67 min
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Muzbalak

2018
Kazakhstan
from 10 years

When mean and selfish hunter Shegir holds his bleeding foot into the river, he awakens a dragon that threatens to destroy his village. In a fight to stop the dragon, the village chief dies. Shegir sees his chance to take his place. Only one person suspects the sinister plans Shegir forges: his nephew Aktai, who has serious talks with him again and again. When the local medicine man is told that an even bigger snake will haunt the inhabitants and destroy their village, uncle and nephew set off to find the mighty giant eagle Musbalak. A long way lies ahead of them, up to the icy summits of the Kazakh mountains. Shegir wants to catch the eagle, tame it and make it submissive to his will. Aktai has a big heart and wants to make the magical creature his friend. On the day of the solar eclipse the village is on fire and only one of the two men can save the village with Muzbalak’s help.

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83 min
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The Daily Fable

2018
Belgium
from 5 years

There is always something going on in the fairytale forest: many animals with different characters live here. There is Wolf who runs a small forest bistro. Or Mrs. Stork, who is cocksure of herself. Mr. Owl, on the other hand, prefers to sit on his branch and report from the newspaper about the latest forest news, for example how the stork lady invited all her friends to a picnic, but Wolf received no invitation. When the excursionists got lost in the scary forest, only one animal could save them. Owl also talks about how his friend, the turtle, wished he could fly for his birthday – would that work? Only recently the annual forest sports games took place, where Mrs Stork’s white team seemed to win again. But smart Raven and his black team had an ace up their sleeves that nobody expected: Chico, the fastest alpaca in the fairytale forest. Even the game leader, Panda Bear, was looking surprised.

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