Kids Kino: The Path
Goethe-Institut New York30 Irving Place
New York, NY 10003
2022 German Film Award for Best Children’s Film
The German Film Office is pleased to present the award-winning feature film The Path as part of its popular “Kids Kino” series.
We recommend The Path for children 8 years old and above.
Pursued by the Nazis for his critical articles, German journalist Ludwig and his 12-year-old son, Rolf, are stranded in Marseilles. Their goal is to travel to New York and reunite with Rolf’s mother. The only way to freedom is a steep path leading through the Pyrenees to Spain, and Núria, a Catalan girl, is tasked with guiding them. When Ludwig gets caught en route, Rolf, Núria, and Adi, Rolf’s dog, are on their own. The two children must stick together and rely on each other—and the generosity of others—to make it through. Inspired by Lisa Fittko’s memoir Escape through the Pyrenees, the film blends a light touch and suspense to show a young audience what it means when children must face war and persecution on their own.
The Path won the 2022 German Film Award for Best Children’s Film, as well as Best Children’s Film at BUFF Malmö and Best Picture at the Reel2Real International Film Festival for Youth in Vancouver.
Dir. Tobias Wiemann
With Julius Weckauf, Nonna Cardoner, Volker Bruch, Anna Maria Mühe