Mountain Miracle - An Unexpected Friendship

Amelie rennt

Tobias WiemannGermany / Italy97 minutes2017PGAges 11- 13ColourGermanInternational Premiere

Sent to a special clinic in the mountains after a life-threatening asthma attack, 13-year-old Amelie hears a legend about an old tradition said to possess magical healing powers, and sets out to scale the dangerous alpine range to find it for herself.

Intro and Q&A with director Tobias Wiemann on April 8 & 9

Headstrong 13-year-old Amelie hates being sick. To make matters worse, when her latest life-threatening asthma attack lands her in the hospital, her doctor advises her concerned parents to ship her off to a special clinic in the mountains. Amelie's mischievous daily antics while at the facility provide a way for her to cope with her illness, but once boredom sets in she decides to run away. While hiking — and ducking the authorities out searching for her — she meets Bart, a local teenager, who tells her of an old tradition said to have healing powers: the Alp Mountain Fires. Determined to give this cure a try, Amelie sets out to scale the alpine range and jump the fires.

Mountain Miracle deals honestly with Amelie's struggles as she deals with a debilitating illness and navigates the path between childhood and adulthood. It's also an exciting adventure tale of friendship, inner strength, and love.

Content Advisory: coarse language, smoking, offensive words used in an inappropriate and joking manner

Illness + DeathComing of AgeAction + Adventure
Tobias Wiemann

Tobias Wiemann is a cameraman, editor, director and producer. He has directed numerous short films for Howman-Pictures and worked for Til Schweiger's production company Barefoot Films. His films as a director include Grossstadtklein (13), Von Einem, Der Auszog, Das Fürchten Zu Lernen (14), Tom Und Sherry (15) , and most recently, Mountain Miracle – An Unexpected Friendship (17).

Additional Credits

Tobias Wiemann
Production Company
Lieblingsfilm GmbH, helios sustainable films GmbH
Executive Producer
Robert Marciniak
Thomas Blieninger, Philipp Budweg
Natja Brunckhorst
Martin Schlecht
Andreas Radtke
Production Designer
Johannes Sternagel
Uve Haussig
Original Score
Tobias Kuhn, Markus Perner
Mia Kasalo, Samuel Girardi, Jasmin Tabatabai, Susanne Bormann, Denis Moschitto
International Sales Agent
ARRI Media International

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