Films AniMovie | AniMovie / Kids

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Wed., May 6 | 5pm | Metropol 1 | aged 6 or more

Mune: Le Gardien de la Lune (Mune: Guardian of the Moon)
France, 2015
directed by Benoît Philippon, Alexandre Heboyan
Producer: Aton Soumache
Production: Onyx Films
World Sales: Kinology
German Distributor: capelight pictures

German Premiere
In the presence of the directors

Mune, a small and candid forest faun who’s a free-spirited dreamer, is unexpectedly selected to be the new guardian of the moon, a heavy responsibility that lead him to discover his supernatural power. As the sun gets captured by the lord of the underworld, Mune embarks on an epic journey with Sohone, his guardian counterpart, and Glim, a young girl made of wax, to rescue the sun and save the planet from chaos and darkness.

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Thu., May 7 | 5pm | Metropol 1 | aged 6 or more

Resan till Fjäderkungens Rike (Beyond Beyond)
Sweden, 2014
directed by Esben Toft Jacobsen
Technique: 3D computer
Producers: Petter Lindblad, Sarita Christensen
Production: CB Sverige, Copenhagen Bombay
World Sales: Copenhagen Bombay sales Aps

In the presence of the director

Johan and his father have lived at sea for as long as Johan can remember. Or at least since he was three and his mother disappeared. Johan is good at diving and at mechanics, and helps his father repair the ship. One day when Johan’s father goes for provisions and Johan is left alone on the boat, he receives a distress call on the radio with a clue about his mother’s whereabouts…

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Thu., May 7 | 8pm | Metropol 1

Ku! Kin-dza-dza (Koo! Kin-dza-dza)
Russia, 2013
directed by Georgy Daneliya, Tatiana Ilyin
Producer: Sergey Selyanov
Production: CTB Company RITM, Film Company Yurga Film, Channel One Russia
World Sales: Reflexion Films

German Premiere
In the presence of the director Tatiana Ilyin

The animated film is a remake of Danelia’s 1986 live-action film Kin-dza-dza! Renowned cellist Vladimir Chizhov and his teenage nephew Tolik meet an alien with a teleportation device. Tolik carelessly pushes a button on the device, and he and Vladimir are beamed to the planet Plyuk in Kin-dza-dza galaxy. The planet is a post-apocalyptic desert without resources, ruled by a brutal racist regime. The two travellers meet three locals, Bi, Wef and their robot Abradox, who constantly try to cheat and betray the naive newcomers. Tolik and Vladimir have to go a long distance through the rusting world of Kin-dza-dza to find their way home.

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Fri., May 8 | 4pm | Metropol 2 | aged 4 and more

Denmark, 2015
directed by Karsten Kiilerich
Producers: Tivi Magnusson, Kim Magnusson, Anders Mastrup
Production: M6M Productions, A. Film Production
World Sales: Sola Media

International Premiere
In the presence of the director

Albert is born in Kellyville, the smallest city of the world, and he is the worst scoundrel in town. Because of Albert every day is a challenge for the inhabitants of Kellyville, and then one day Albert crashes into the city-statue and smashes it to thousand pieces. Before anybody gets another chance to complain, Albert decides to rehabilitate his “good” name. He promises the villagers and his parents to venture out into the big world and come back as a hot-air-balloon-captain, in honour of Kellyville. Apart from Albert’s parents and his very best friend Egon, none of the people of Kellyville seem to be too unhappy about Albert leaving town, but nobody trusts Albert to succeed in his big plans.

AniMovie 5 / Kids
Fri., May 8 | 5pm | Metropol 1 | aged 6 and more

Song of the Sea
Ireland, Louxemburg, Belgium, France, Denmark, 2014
directed by Tomm Moore
Producers: T. Moore, R. Murray, P. Young, S. Roelants, S. Umé, M. Umé, I. Truc, C. Calvet, J. Fajner, F. Villumsen
Production: Cartoon Saloon, Melusine Productions, The Big Farm, Norlum, Superprod
World Sales: Westend Films Ltd.
German Distributor: KSM Film

German Premiere
In the presence of the Animation Supervisor Fabian Erlinghäuser

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Ben and Saoirse live in a lighthouse by the sea with their father, who remains distraught over the loss of his wife several years earlier. Though Ben is aware of the responsibility that comes with being a big brother, he is easily frustrated with Saoirse, who, at six years old, has yet to utter a single word. When Saoirse discovers a shell flute that used to belong to their mother, the spellbinding music she creates becomes both a means of communication and the key to a magical secret locked deep in their mother’s past. After they are sent to live with their granny in the city, Saoirse and Ben must work together to find their way home. Ben soon realizes that his sister holds the power to bring the ancient stories their mother told them to life — but in order to keep these tales alive, she needs to find her voice, and he needs to overcome his deepest fears.

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Fri., May 8 | 8pm | Metropol 1

Nemure Omoigo Sorano Shitoneni (Sleep tight my baby, cradled in the sky)
Japan, 2014
directed by Naoya Kurisu
Technique: 3D computer
Producer: Naoya Kurisu

German Premiere
In the presence of the director

Newborn Orine is orphaned in a tragic accident driving home from hospital. Nineteen years later Orine is on the run from the police when government agent Yuri offers an escape: a secretive mission to an experimental space-station orbiting earth. Orine enters the space-station, and finds her mother, Satomi, almost unchanged since her death almost 20 years ago…

AniMovie World Premiere (out of competition)
Sat., May 9 | 3pm | Gloria 2

Raven the little Rascal – The Big Race (Der kleine Rabe Socke – Das große Rennen)
Germany, 2015
directed by Ute von Münchow-Pohl
Technique: 2D Computer
Producer: Dirk Beinhold
Production: Akkord Film Produktion
World Sales: Sola Media
German Distributor: Universum Film

World Premiere
In the presence of the directors

In a powerful story about teamwork, acceptance and finding one’s calling, Little Raven and his friends take part in an exciting and tumultuous race through the forest.

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Sat., May 9 | 5pm | Gloria 2 | aged 5 and more

GUS petit oiseau, grand voyage (Sam O’Cool)
France, 2013, German dubbed version
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Technique: 3D computer
Producer: Corinne Kouper
Production: TeamTo SA, Haut et Court, Rhônes-Alpes Cinéma
World Sales: SC Films International

German Distributor: Splendid Film

German Premiere
In the presence of the director Christian de Vita and actor Kostja Ullmann (German voice of Sam O’Cool)

A hero’s journey… with a most unlikely hero.

Yellowbird is a teeny tiny orphaned bird. A bird that has never left the nest, has no family, yet desperately wants one… That is, until he finds himself leading a flock on their annual migration to Africa.

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Sat., May 9 | 5pm | Metropol 1 | aged 6 and more

The Snow Queen 2
Russia, 2014
directed by Alexey Tsitsilin
Technique: 3D computer
Producers: Y. Moskvin, T. Bekmambetov, V. Nikolaev, D. YurinovaProduction: Wizart Animation, Bazelevs
World sales: Wizart Animation
German distributor: Ascot elite Filmverleih GmbH

German Premiere
In the presence of the director

After their victory over the Snow Queen, the trolls have developed a taste for freedom. Having played a major role in the triumph, the troll Orm has become a hero to all. This is not enough for him, however: by comically exaggerating his exploits and achievements, he creates a web of lies, claiming that he personally defeated the Snow Queen, and that he is destined to marry the princess and inherit great power and riches… But where will Orm’s stories lead him?
In this lively and perilous adventure, Orm learns that friends, happiness, and true love cannot be won through deceit!

AniMovie Special (out of competition)
Sat., May 9 | 5pm | Metropol 3

Crulic – The Path to Beyond

Romania/Poland, 2011
directed by Anca Damian
Producer: Anca Damian
Production: Aparte Film
German Distributor: Mouna

German DVD Premiere
In the presence of the director

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Sat., May 9 | 8pm | Metropol 1

Pos Eso (Possessed)
Spain, 2014
directed by Sam Orti
Technique: Stop action, claymation
Producers: SAM, Carlos Juárez
Production: Basque Films, Conflictivos Productions
World Sales: Filmsharks International

German Premiere
In the presence of Remi Hueso (Visual Effects)

Trini, the worldfamous flamenco dancer, has been deeply depressed and has abandoned the stage. Damian, her 8-year-old son, is possessed by a malicious devil that makes him do the most bloody and cruel misdeeds.