25th International

Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

12 – 18 OCT 2020
98 min
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Adoration

2019
Belgium, France
from 16 years

The clinic where Paul's mother works and where the two live together offers the 12-year-old little variety. When he gets to know the slightly older patient Gloria, her impetuous nature turns his everyday life upside down, so much that they flee together.

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Eine Nonne schaut verschmitzt zur Seite.
8 min
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Artem Silendi

2017
France

Sisters are sinners like others.

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85 min
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August

2019
Cuba, Costa Rica, France
from 15 years

Cuba at the beginning of the 90s: the economy is depressed, people are suffering from hunger. Carlos has summer holidays, but he feels that his city and his life are changing. The names of those trying to escape to the USA are read out on the radio. Who will leave next?

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117 min
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Balloon

2018
Germany
from 12 years

At the end of the 1970s, life in East Germany feels musty and repressive. The Strelzyk and Wetzel families finally want to exchange the narrowness of their homeland for freedom in the West. They want to cross the strictly guarded border between the two German states in a balloon.

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Ein Junge blickt in sein Spiegelbild auf einer Wasseroberfläche.
17 min
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Blue Dog

2018
France

Emile fears the outside world. He stays at home and paints everything in blue. One evening, his son Yoan meets Soraya, a young girl, fond of Tamil dance. She will help him find the right colour.

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90 min
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Chuskit

2018
India
from 7 years

Little Chuskit is looking forward to school. She wants to be as smart as her older brother Stobdan. But then Chuskit has a serious accident and cannot walk anymore. Going to school seems impossible in the remote mountain village. But Chuskit clings to her dream...

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94 min
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Eighth Grade

2018
USA
from 12 years

Kayla is a student in the eighth grade, but she is invisible for her classmates. She makes YouTube videos nobody watches and dreams of a boy who barely notices her. When she is invited to a pool party by the year's most popular student, Kayla panics.

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Ein junger Mann sitzt in einer dunklen Bar.
16 min
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Goliath

2016
France

Nicolas is madly in love with Charlotte, a girl he barely knows yet fantasizes about through the pictures she posts on Facebook. With a friend, he decides to prove his love for her by accomplishing an exploit.

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Ein Junge steht auf einer Düne mit dunklen Wolken im Hintergrund.
15 min
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Grandpa Walrus

2017
France

On a windy and cloudy beach, Granny is praying, Mum is shouting, the sisters don’t care, Lucas is alone. Grandpa was a weird guy, now he is dead.

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97 min
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Hacker

2019
Denmark, Sweden
from 11 years

Benjamin is a computer genius, lives in an orphanage and has recently been visited by the Danish secret service. They tell the shocked 13-year-old that his mother, who allegedly died in an accident, is still alive. And she is not the only one hunted by the Ministry of Defence.

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80 min
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Harajuku

2018
Norway
from 15 years

Vilde is 15 years old, loves Japanese comics and has a depressed mother. Instead of being at home, she hangs out with her friends in the centre of Oslo. Shortly before Christmas Eve, youth welfare agents suddenly appear at her door bringing a terrible message. Vilde spontaneously plans to flee to Japan.

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80 min
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Let Him Be a Basketball Player 2

2019
Slovenia
from 11 years

Two years have passed since lanky Ranta became the celebrated basketball star of his school. In the meantime, he and his mate Smodlak have to meet new challenges. An important national game must not be lost. And there are love problems too.

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136 min
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Let Me Fall

2018
Iceland, Finland
from 16 years

You are young, you are fearless, and the world lies at your feet. You have cool friends called Stella and Toni, but more and more often also cocaine or heroin. And you do everything for your friends: rob men, destroy your family, throw away your life. Is there a way out? Maybe!

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90 min
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Romy's Salon

2019
Germany, Netherlands
from 8 years

After school, ten-year-old Romy reluctantly goes to see her grandmother. Strict Stine has a hairdresser's and no time for her granddaughter anyway. Only when Romy realises that Stine is messing things up, they do grow into a super team.

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88 min
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Stars by the Pound

2018
France
from 12 years

Loïs weighs a lot – too much to become an astronaut. She therefore decides not to eat anymore. But her body collapses, she faints at school and wakes up again in the psychiatric ward. Together with the new, extraordinary friends she finds there, she plans to set off for the stars.

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Ein gemaltes Bild von einem Schauspieler steht zwischen Pinseln, Zeitungsausschnitten und Dosen.
6 min
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The Actor

1975
France

Face to face with himself, a comedian makes up as an old man for the needs of a role. But what’s on the other side of the mirror?

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86 min
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The Day of Chocolate

2018
Poland
from 10 years

When silent Monika moves into the neighbouring house in her hula costume, David immediately makes friends with her. Both have a longing for a loved person who has left them, and both have a secret wish. Can the magic clock and the time hopper help them?

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99 min
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The Footballest

2018
Spain
from 9 years

The Soto Alto football matches are being sabotaged. The referees constantly fall asleep on the pitch. To prevent the imminent end of their team, Pakete and his friends found the Footballest. Together, they set out on the trail of the mysterious events.

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90 min
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The Last Color

2019
India, USA
from 14 years

Chhoti is a street child and wants to go to school. She therefore saves money with her friend Chintu. When he disappears with their rupees, the girl seeks shelter with the widow Noor. Since both belong to the caste of the ‘untouchables’, their everyday life is marked by injustices.

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87 min
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The Opera Kids

2018
Singapore
from 8 years

Open spends his school days drawing. His father, a teacher working at his school, cares for him lovingly, but his mother is unable to cope with him. However, the autistic boy slowly opens up when outgoing Bao Er joins his class and wants to become his girlfriend.

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90 min
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The Orphanage

2019
Afghanistan, Denmark, France, Germany, Luxembourg
from 15 years

Afghanistan in the early 1990s: the country is still governed by the Soviet Union instead of Islamism. Street boy Qodrat is sent to an orphanage, where his everyday life consists of school, Bollywood dreams and true friendship. But threats and violence are omnipresent here as well.

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92 min
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The Sweet Taste of Salted Bread and Undies

2018
Philippines
from 12 years

Pinching, punching, kicking or choking: Aguy can heal people by inflicting pain on them. One day the little girl meets an old baker who suffers from kidney failure. They become close friends, but her gift does not seem to work for him.

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Eine Teenagerin steht auf einem vollen Esstisch und blickt wütend auf die Löcher in der Decke, aus denen Wasser fließt.
5 min
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Thermostat 6

2018
France

Diane can no longer pretend she doesn’t see the leak that drips above the dining table.

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109 min
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This is Not Berlin

2019
Mexico
from 18 years

Carlos and his best friend Gera are almost of age. After a visit to the infamous Aztek punk club, Carlos joins the art scene. Here he thrives and experiences drugs and free love. If only Gera’s sister, frontwoman of a band, would love him too...

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108 min
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Tofu

2018
Japan
from 12 years

Widower Yusaku makes the best tofu in the area and is highly appreciated both by housewives and by chief executives. He lives modestly with his adult daughter in the mountains. When orphan boy Masami enters his life, the old man is faced with completely new challenges.

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