Clara and the Secret of the Bears

Director(s): Tobias Ineichen
Country: Switzerland
Language: German w/ English subtitles
Live Action | 2013 | 93 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Recommended for ages 10+ (Parental Guidance: Tense moments; witch burning)

So you know right away, the bears in the title have nothing to do with cuddly, saccharine, anthropomorphic animations. The Swiss Alps provide the backdrop for this intriguing tale that reaches across centuries to unite two girls in a shared quest. Clara, a 13-year-old with an affinity for nature, discovers an ability to see through time when touching certain objects around the farm. She senses the peril of another young girl 200 years before. In working to lift an ages-old curse, Clara bravely attempts to repair both the past and the present.

Buster International Children's Film Festival (Denmark) 2013, Audience Award; Children’s Int’l Film Festival of Krakow (Poland) 2013, Audience Award, Best Film; Giffoni Film Festival (Italy) 2013, ANEC Gold Medal; Montréal International Children's Film Festival 2013, Children's Jury Prize; Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (Estonia) 2012, Just Film Award - Special Mention

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