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Clara and the Secret of the Bears

Original title: Clara und das Geheimnis der Bären
German title: Clara und das Geheimnis der Bären
Switzerland/Germany, 2012

Director: Ineichen, Tobias
Production company: HesseGreutert Film, Neos Film
Age recommendation: 9 years and up

Synopsis:
11-year old Clara lives with her mother, her stepfather and her little brother on a remote farm in the Swiss alps. To Clara, nature means a lot – as well as the local legends and myths which kept their peculiar strength to this day. The discovery of an ancient girl’s shoe gets Clara in touch with Susanna, a girl of the same age that lived on the farm over two centuries ago. When bears – who were believed dead – show up in the region, the village people’s blood is stirred up and an old curse, burdening the village ever since a bloody deed a long time ago, reawakes.
Clara and Susanna try to redress the destabilized balance and fight together against the threatening danger – today and in the past.

«Clara and the Secret of the Bears» is an adventure for the whole family – childlishy dreamy, mysterious and thrilling.

Festivals:
Lucas Frankfurt 2012, Michel Hamburg 2012, Filem'on Brussels 2012, Just Film Tallinn 2012, Jeugdfilmfestival Antwerp & Brugge 2013, Fifem Montreal 2013 (awarded), Golden Sparrow Gera/Erfurt 2013, Zlin 2013, Giffoni 2013 (awarded), Buster Copenhagen 2013 (awarded), Siping ICFF (China) 2013, Kinderfilmtage im Ruhrgebiet 2013 (awarded), Cinekid Amsterdam 2013, Chicago ICFF 2013, Listapadzik Minsk 2013 (awarded), Golden Elephant CFF India 2013, Castellinaria Bellinzona 2013, Olympia Pyrgos 2013 (awarded), Ciné Jeune de'l Aisne St. Quentin 2014, Schlingel Chemnitz 2014, Seattle 2015

World sales address/es:
HesseGreutert (CH)

Sold to:
Farbfilm-Verleih (D)