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At Eye Level (Auf Augenhöhe)
Germany, 2016, ca.
98 minutes, German with English subtitles
11-year-old Michi lives in a children’s home, every day fighting to win the respect of the other kids, till the day he finds his real dad, Tom – who happens to be a dwarf, even shorter than Michi is, the opposite of his idea of manliness and strength.

When the kids find out, Michi’s life becomes hell and he flees. With nowhere to go, he moves in with Tom, who is new to this fatherhood thing, while Michi tried to hide his embarrassment and shame from his fellow school kids. This forces Tom, who had coped well till now, to confront his handicap head on. As time passes, they discover they have more in common than other sons and fathers, until their relationship is again suddenly put to the hard test…

 

Timm Thaler oder Das verkaufte Lachen (The Legend of Timm Thaler or The Boy Who Sold His Laughter)
Germany, 2017, ca.
98 minutes, German with English subtitles
Timm Thaler, an orphaned young boy, sells his infectious smile to a mysterious baron. In return, he wins all bets from now on but he soon finds that he becomes more and unhappy without his smile. Timm then works with his friends to try and win his smile back.

 

The Little Witch (Die kleine Hexe)
Germany, 2018, ca. 99 minutes, German with English subtitles
The story of a young, friendly and ambitious little who lives in the deep forest in a witch’s house. She tries to learn everything to know about magic, in order to be accepted by the other older witches.

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