'WUNDERKINDER'Germany , 2011.
Gedeon Burkhard, Natalia Avelon, Rolf Kanies
Awards and festivals:
2012. – Cinekid – Audience Award for Best Feature Film, 2012. – Palm Springs International Film Festival – Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature, 2012. – Romy Gala, Austria – Romy for Best Producer, 2012. – San Diego Jewish Film Festival – Audience Award for Best Feature Film, 2012. – Stony Brook Film Festival – Audience Choice Award for Best Feature, 2011. Buster International Children's Film Festival – Best Buster Award for Danish Writer's Guild's Best Screenplay for Children, 2011. – Giffoni Film Festival – CGS Award for Best Film, 2011. – Giffoni Film Festival – ECFA Award for Best European Film, 2011. – Jerusalem Film Festival – The Avner Shalev Yad Vashem Chairman's Award for Best Feature
"Wunderkinder" tells a story of musically unusually talented children developing a deep and genuine friendship extending beyond their different religions and nationality. But when WWII comes to the Soviet Union, they and their families face a deadly threat. The protagonists, the Jewish children Larissa and Abrascha, are violin virtuosos. Hanna, a young German girl, is also extremely talented. Living in Poltava, then the Ukraine, in 1941, they all share one great love: music. Their world is one of curiosity, joy and talent. But due to the insanity of grown-ups at home and abroad, their world is turned upside down and they are suddenly told they are no longer allowed to be friends! "Wunderkinder"’s universal themes make the film timeless.