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MOUNTAIN MIRACLE - AN UNEXPECTED FRIENDSHIP (AMELIE RENNT)

MOUNTAIN MIRACLE - AN UNEXPECTED FRIENDSHIP
photo © Martin Rattini

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 the 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 the 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 of the year, the Alps Mountain Fires. These 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.


Tobias Wiemann was born in Greifswald and studied Media Design. Active as a cameraman, editor, director and producer, he produced and directed numerous short films for Howman-Pictures and worked for Til Schweiger's production company Barefoot Films. His films as a director include: GROSSSTADTKLEIN (2013), VON EINEM, DER AUSZOG, DAS FÜRCHTEN ZU LERNEN (TV, 2014), TOM UND SHERRY (in development, with Jytte-Merle Böhrnsen), and MOUNTAIN MIRACLE - AN UNEXPECTED FRIENDSHIP (AMELIE RENNT, 2017).
Genre Family Entertainment
Category Feature
Year of Production 2017
Director Tobias Wiemann
Screenplay Natja Brunckhorst
Cinematography Martin Schlecht
Cast Mia Kasalo, Samuel Girardi, Susanne Bormann, Denis Moschitto, Jerry Hoffmann, Jasmin Tabatabai, David Bredin, Shenia Pitschmann
Producers Philipp Budweg, Thomas Blieninger
Co-Producer Martin Rattini
Production Company Lieblingsfilm, in co-production with helios sustainable films
Length 97 min
Format DCP, color, cs
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology 5.1
Festivals Berlinale 2017 (Generation Kplus), TIFF Kids 2017, Zlin 2017, IFF for Children & Youth Isfahan 2017, Giffoni 2017, Sarajevo 2017, Zurich 2017, Tokyo 2017, Chicago Int. Children's FF 2017, Gijón 2017, Black Nights Tallinn 2017, Cleveland 2018, Melbourne 2018, Bengaluru 2019
Awards Special Mention Generation Kplus Berlinale 2017, Golden Slipper Best Feature for Children Zlin 2017, Best Screenplay & Best International Film Isfahan 2017, German Film Award 2018 (Best Children's Film)
With backing from BKM, German Federal Film Board, German Federal Film Fund, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, IDM Südtirol – Alto Adige
German Distributor Farbfilm Verleih

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