23rd Festival Films

Mountain Miracle - An Unexpected Friendship

© Martin Rattini
© Martin Rattini


Fri. March 8, 2019 9:30 a.m.
Castro Theatre, San Francisco
West Coast Premiere
In Person: Producer Philipp Budweg

97 min. Germany, Italy (2017) DCP.
German w/ English subtitles

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Director: Tobias Wiemann
Starring: Mia Kasalo, Samuel Girardi, Jasmin Tabatabai, Susanne Bormann, Denis Moschitto
World Sales: ARRI Media International


Winner of the 2019 Berlin & Beyond Film Festival Youth 4 German Cinema Award

Amelie (13) thinks of herself as a tough big-city brat, not letting anyone tell her what to do. Her parents send her off to a special clinic in the mountains to help cure her asthma. Instead, she runs off and flees to the top of a mountain. Along the way, she meets Bart. Learning of Amelies illness, he tells her about an old tradition happening that time a year, the Alp Mountain Fires. These 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.