Clara and the Secret of the Bears
CLARA AND THE SECRET OF THE BEARS
Saturday, January 24, 1:30 pm
(Tobias Ineichen, Germany/Switzerland, 2013, live action, 90 min)
Ages 10+. In German with English subtitles.
Part ghost story, part story of friendship, and part nature film, this is the gripping tale of a girl named Clara who lives with her mother and her stepfather on a farm in the Swiss Alps.
Clara's connection with nature enables her to see and feel things others can't perceive. Only in her friend, Thomas, does Clara find a confidant. Together, the pair discovers an ancient shoe, and Clara gets in touch with Susanna, a girl who wore it two centuries ago.
Susanna's spirit is uneasy, and she warns that an age-old curse is about to fall on those who do wrong to bears. Soon, Clara and Thomas must travel across the gulf of time to repair the rift between humans and the rest of nature.
Notes to parents: This film is best for those who love thrilling stories with happy endings. There is tense drama, some scary scenes, a few coarse words, and a scene with guns.
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122