Two MDR Kids productions celebrate their premiere at the Goldener Spatz Film Festival

Daniela Mosgler, Editor-in-Chief of Children’s Films, Series and Children: “Two of our productions are celebrating their premiere at Golden Spatz – what an honor and a privilege! After all, children’s films are of particular interest to MDR, as they provide a great opportunity for teenagers to get to know them. We are very pleased with the opportunity to present our films in Thuringia and we thank the teams that are there In front of and behind the camera on their commitment!

Anki Lindemann, Editor-in-Chief on Children and Family: Both “Alphonse Zitterback” and “Zitternen” – a fictional story written by Ludwig Beckstein, are both based on historical sources. In both cases we sought a contemporary and modern translation without abandoning the historical background. The Golden Sparrow nomination shows that we are right in this claim. I’m really looking forward to the premieres and audience first impressions! ”

“Alphonse Zetterback – Finally a class ride!” Shows how global issues work across generations. The East German-influenced story is carried to this day with a lot of humor and has always been linked to themes from all young people’s lives: love, friendship, who am I and who do I want to be? The opening film was produced at the Goldener Spatz Children’s Film Festival with the participation of MDR (Federführer). The film was shot last year in Saxony-Anhalt and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania with a troupe of stars (Alexandra Maria Lara, Sam Riley, Thorsten Merten, Louis Voorbach, Anna Thallbach, Gojko Mitich and others). On May 29 at 4.30 pm the film for children and young people will open the Goldener Spatz Festival in Gera.

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Fully asleep, Alphonse runs the bus to his school trip to the Baltic Sea at the last second. Into the Baggage: Too much adventure and funny banter – wait a minute – his mom’s clothes?! He accidentally mixed bags – just now, when he wanted to prove to his new colleague Leonie what a great guy he is. To the surprise of his best friends Penny and Emilia, Alphonse has a savings idea: he’s running for election as the class representative. However, his eternal rival Nico immediately sees that Alphonse wants to impress Leonie and challenges him to make a stupid bet. Alphonse’s fate as the eternally unlucky one takes its course!

“Alfons Zitterbacke – Endlich Klassenfahrt!” It is a co-production between X Filme Creative Pool GmbH, Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (lead) and ARD’s state broadcasting companies with the participation of KiKA, produced with the support of Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung and MV Filmförderung, Commissioner for Culture and Media of the Film Promotion Agency, as well as the German Film Promotion Fund.

Seasons of “Alfons Zitterbacke – Finally a Row Trip!” At Golden Spatz:
Sunday May 29 at 4.30 pm at Jira Theater (Opening)
Mon 05/30 at 9.00 am in KuK Gera
Wed 01.06.2015 at 3.30 pm at CineStar Erfurt
Thursday 06.02.2015 at 9 am in CineStar Erfurt

from 30.06. The movie goes on tour.

“little bitch” It was considered a fairy tale Ludwig Beckstein deliberately ignored the tendency to create a current version of a historical context: in a faraway time, sisters Alma and Christine live in their small house on the outskirts of a village and take care of themselves. While the beautiful Kristen is self-confident and leaps forward in life, her sister Alma is quite shy and buries herself in her wonderful hobby, painting. Christine predicts a great future for her sister Alma and has already been appointed to the court of Prince Philip as ordained for his botanical calendar. A love story unfolds, in which the evil baroness and her daughter Erm play a crucial role, Kristen nearly dies and a nymph and little puppy Zitterinchen get involved.

“Zitterinchen” is Kinderfilm GmbH’s production of the ARD series “Six in One” based on the fairy tale of the same name by Ludwig Bechstein. MDR is responsible for editing.

Playing times for “Zitterinchen” at Golden Spatz:
Tue May 31, 2022 at 11:15 am in KuK Gera
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 3:30 pm in Metropole Gera
Fri Jun 3, 2022 at 11.15 am at Cinestar Jira

At Christmas 2022, “Zitterinchen” will be broadcast on television for the first time under the title “Six at a Time”.

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