Twin Cities German Film Festival: Amelie Rennt (Mountain Miracle)


The Main 3 Fri, Nov 4, 2022 10:00 AM
Film Info
Program:Twin Cities German Film Festival
Release Year:2017
Runtime:97 min
Print Source:Goethe-Institut Filmarchiv
Family Friendly
Director:Tobias Wiemann
Principal Cast:Mia Kasalo
Samuel Girardi
Susanne Bormann



Field trip and public screening

About the film

Scenic alpine sights provide a stunning backdrop for this spirited and acclaimed coming-of-age adventure about a young girl’s determination to overcome obstacles.

Nothing is going to thwart Amelie’s (Mia Kasalo) quest for a normal life – not her divorced parents, her stern doctors, or her life-threatening asthma. Shipped off to a mountainside clinic after her latest attack, the feisty 13-year-old isn’t content to simply accept her situation. If she can’t find her way back to Berlin, then she’ll just have to team up with local teen Bart (Samuel Girardi) and climb up to the peak in search of its mythical healing powers.

Anchored by strong performances from its young leads, Mountain Miracle – An Unexpected Friendship proves a warm and witty second feature from filmmaker Tobias Wiemann. Honest and forthright down to its depiction of Amelie’s stubborn nature, it’s a high-altitude exploration of illness, inner strength and the importance of welcoming assistance – and one that received special mentions from the youth juries at both the 2017 Berlin and Toronto film festivals. (description from the Melbourne International Film Festival Channel)

About the Twin Cities German Film Festival

The Germanic-American Institute is proud to announce a new annual event, the Twin Cities’ first German film festival! This four-day event is produced with support from the DEFA Film Library at UMass Amherst and the Goethe-Institut Chicago. The inaugural theme, “Reel Women,” highlights German films with women at the center of the narrative—women who use their passions and skills to instigate changes in their own lives and in the lives of those around them.

Field trip and family screening: $8