Denmark has a strong presence at next month's 25th anniversary edition of Kinderfilmfest at the Berlin International Film Festival.
The children's film festival will showcase Danish fare such as Catch That Girl (Klatretosen), the debut of Hans Fabian Wullenweber in which a thirteen-year-old girl robs a bank to save her father's life. Other Danish titles include Tomas Villum Jensen's My Sister's Kids (Min Sosters Born), a remake of the 60s' film, and Caecilia Holbek Trier's Send Mere Slik (Send More Candy), in which two spoiled city kids are sent off to relatives in the country.
Opened by actress Eva Mattes at the Zoo Palast, the Kinderfilmfest line-up includes Javad Ardakani's Iranian film Chick (Choori); Virginia's Run, a family drama starring Gabriel Byrne; and Regina, a musical from Iceland. Bosnia-Herzegovina is represented by The Letter (List), the graduation film of Denijal Hasanovic which screens out of competition.
Nine animated films will be presented in two blocks, showcasing work from Dave Unwin, Lennart and Ylva-Li Gustafsson, Johann Hagelback and Christina Schindler. Previously confirmed titles in the section include A Passage To Ottawa, Glasskar and Minoes, which will open the sidebar.