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Marta and her Flying Grandfather

Original title: Marta und der fliegende Grossvater
German title: Marta und der fliegende Grossvater
Germany, 2006

Director: Schwochow, Christian
Production company: Filmafademie Ludwigsburg
Age recommendation: 8 years and up

Marta’s mom has a new job. So the 9-year-old girl is sent to her grandfather's in the country. She arrives to find that her grandfather has changed. He now does many strange things that grown-ups don’t normally do. He forgets things, puts his clothes on backwards or inside-out, sometimes he even gets pretty aggressive. Marta realizes that her grandfather has an illness and takes on the adult role in the relationship. She doesn't tell her mom so she can concentrate on her new job. But the villagers don't think a little girl and a crazy old man should be living together alone and want him placed in a home...

A very promising debut (app. 60 min.)

Munich 2006, Muenster 2006, Filmak Dobrany 2006, Hamburg 2006, Chicago 2006, Buenos Aires 2006 (awarded), Ale Kino Poznan 2006, Antwerp/Brugge 2007

World sales address/es:
Filmakademie Ludwigsburg (DE)