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Mission Ulja Funk

English title: Mission Ulja Funk
Original title: Mission Ulja Funk
German title: Mission Ulja Funk
Germany, Luxembourg, Poland, 2021

Director: Kronenberg, Barbara
Production company: In Good Company
Co-producers: Samsa Film, ShipsBoy, MDR
Age recommendation: 8 years and up
Length: 91 min.
Film genre: Feature film

When Ulja (12) is prevented from pursuing her passion, astronomy, she decides to take matters into her own hands. With a stolen hearse and a 13-year-old classmate as a driver, she makes her way across Eastern Europe to watch the impact of an asteroid. In doing so, she not only has to shake off her persecutors, but also her pragmatic view of friendship and family.

"One film stood out and took us on a special and very entertaining road trip through Europe. The film has a smart, funny and well-written script with humour suited for both children and adults. The film has a rich and imaginative fictional universe with quirky and colourful characters, and both the characters and the events are exciting and engaging." Jury's statement at Kristiansand CFF 2021

Berlinale Generation 2021, Kristiansand CFF 2021 (awarded), Golden Sparrow CFF Gera/Erfurt 2021 (awarded), Munich CFF 2021 (awarded), Kinderfilmtage im Ruhrgebiet 2021, German arthouse cinemas' award best film for children 2021, Lucas Frankfurt CFF 2021, Zurich IFF 2021, Buster CFF Copenhagen 2021, Bremen CFF 2021 (awarded), Schlingel CFF Chemnitz 2021, Cinekid Amsterdam 2021, Kinolino CFF Dresden 2021, Filem'on CFF Brussels 2021, Piccolo Grande Cinema CFF Milano 2021, Kinokino Zagreb 2021 (awarded), Chicago CFF 2021, Gijón CFF 2021, Lünen FF 2021, Ale Kino! CFF Poznan 2021, Belmont CFF 2022, JEF CFF Vlaanderen 2022, Freeze Frame Winnipeg 2022, Emden Aurich Norderney IFF 2022, SehPferdchen CFF Hannover 2022, BIKY CFF Busan 2022, Ojo de Pescado CFF Valparaíso 2022 (awarded), Kinolino CFF Dresden 2022 (awarded) , Würzburg IFF 2023, Hof CFF 2023, KiKiFe Schwäbisch Gmünd 2023, German Film Award 2023: Best Film for Children, Kinderfilmtage im Ruhrgebiet 2023, Cinepaenz Cologne 2023

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Study guide: German

World sales address/es:
Picture Tree (DE)

Sold to:
Farbfilm-Verleih (DE)
Bundesverband Jugend und Film (DE)