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ECFA Award Winner

Fritzi – A Revolutionary Tale

English title: Fritzi – A Revolutionary Tale
Original title: Fritzi - eine Wendewundergeschichte
German title: Fritzi - eine Wendewundergeschichte
Germany, Czech Republic, Belgium, Luxembourg, 2019

Director: Kukula, Ralf & Bruhn, Matthias
Production company: Balance Film GmbH, TrickStudio Lutterbeck GmbH,
Co-producers: Doghouse Films, Maur Film r.s.o., Artémis Productions
Age recommendation: 8 years and up
Length: 86 min.
Film genre: Animation

East Germany, 1989. Summertime. No one knows the Iron Curtain is about to fall. When twelve-year-old Fritzi's best friend Sophie goes on vacation to Hungary with her family, she leaves her little dog Sputnik with her. Fritzi lovingly takes care of Sputnik, who misses Sophie a lot. When school starts again in fall, however, Sophie doesn't come back. Fritzi has to face up to the fact Sophie’s mother has stayed in Hungary with her daughter, like so many other East Germans hoping to reach the West from there.

By chance, Fritzi stumbles into a demonstration. She sees the people around her risking arrest, committed to changing their country for the better. Inspired, Fritzi now knows exactly what to do: She has to help Sputnik find Sophie - no matter what! She got a postcard from Sophie from West-Germany, so she has a lead. With the help of her classmate Bela, she tries to follow Sputnik across the heavily-guarded border on her own.

Schlingel Chemnitz 2019, Kinolino Dresden CFF 2019 (awarded), Cinekid Amsterdam 2019, Münster CFF 2019, Filem'On CFF Brussels 2019 (awarded), Chicago CFF 2019, Juniorfest Plzen 2019 (awarded), Cinepaenz CFF Cologne 2019, Cineteca Milano CFF 2019, Cine Junior Paris 2020, New York CFF 2020, FIFEM Montreal 2020, Golden Sparrow Gera/Erfurt 2020, Buster CFF Copenhagen 2020, Ojo de Pescado CFF Valparaíso/Chile 2020, Ciné-Jeune de l'Aisne 2020, Taiwan CFF 2020, Cinemira CFF Budapest 2020, BIKY – Busan CFF 2020 (awarded), Fantoche IFF Baden 2020, Zlin CFF 2020, Kinderfilmtage im Ruhrgebiet 2020, Golden Sparrow Gera/Erfurt 2020 (awarded), Kids Kino Poland 2020 (ECFA Award), Cinemagic 2020, Cinemira CFF Budapest 2020, Augenblick FF Strasbourg 2020, Cinanima Espinho 2020, La Matatena CFF Mexico City 2020 (awarded), Ale Kino! Poznan 2020 (special mention), Indie Junior Lisboa 2021, Freeze Frame Winnipeg 2021, Reel 2 Real CFF Vancouver 2021, Tromsø CFF 2021, Valencia CFF 2021, KiKiFe CFF Schwäbisch Gmünd 202,1 FIFEM Montreal 2022, Smile CFF New Delhi 2022 (awarded)

Website: fritzithemovie.com

ECFA interview available

Study guide: Catalan

Study guide: Danish

Study guide: German

Study guide: Spanish

World sales address/es:
Global Screen (DE)

Sold to:
Weltkino (DE)
Pilot Film (CZ)
New Horizons (PL)
Polyfilm (AT)
Pack Magic (ES)