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The little Witch
22nd German Film Festival | 25.10.-11.11.2018

 Die kleine Hexe | The little Witch Photo (detail): © Studiocanal

Die kleine Hexe

Year 2017
Runtime 103 min
Rating PG 
Language German
Subtitles English
Director Michael Schaerer
Producer Jakob Claussen, Uli Putz
Screenwriter Matthias Pacht
Director of Photography Matthias Fleischer
Cast Karoline Herfurth, Suzanne von Borsody

The little witch (Karoline Herfurth) has a big problem: She is only 127 years old and therefore much too young to dance with the other witches on Walpurgis Night. That’s why she secretly sneaks up on this most important of all witch festivals.
As punishment, she must memorise all the spells from the great magic book within a year and show everyone that she is a good witch. But diligence and ambition are not really her strengths and, on top of that, the evil witch Rumpumpel (Suzanne von Borsody) is in her way.
Since its publication decades ago, Otfried Preussler’s The Little Witch (1957) has inspired generations of children. In this first film adaptation of the classic book directed by Michael Schaerer, Herfurth (Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, The Reader) brings one of Germany’s most popular literary characters to life.

This film is presented in partnership with the Embassy of Switzerland in Singapore.


Best Cinematography
Bavarian Film Awards 2018
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