|Die Frankfurt-Tipp Bewertung:|
|Originaltitel:||Reisen til Julestjernen|
|Laufzeit:||Ca. 77 Min.|
|FSK:||From 0 years|
When the young princess Goldhaar is cursed by an evil witch (Agnes Kittelsen) in search of the poinsettia and disappears without a trace, a world collapses for the royal couple. The queen dies of a broken heart and the king (Anders Baasmo Christiansen) falls into a never-ending grief that makes him curse the poinsettia. Since then, the kingdom has been in the dark cold. Almost ten years have passed and there are now only a few days left to break this curse, otherwise gold hair will disappear forever. It was precisely at this time that 14-year-old Sonja (Vilde Marie Zeiner) fled from a gang of thieves to the king's castle. When she hears the sad story of his daughter's disappearance, she offers to search for the poinsettia for him so that the curse can be reversed. And so begins for the girl an exciting journey through a magical world, which becomes more and more dangerous for her, as the witch and the intriguing Count (Stig-Werner Moe) are on their heels. Because they want to prevent at all costs that Sofia finds the poinsettia - because then she would also learn the truth about her own origin…
"The Legend of the Christmas Star" was one of the most successful films of the past year in Norway, which was even able to assert itself in the cinema charts against international blockbusters such as "Skyfall". The reason is quickly found. Director Nils Gaup, who was nominated for an Oscar in 1987 for his directing debut "Pathfinder", has skilfully managed the balancing act between tradition and modernity in his enchanting fairytale film. Although he uses some very nice to look at special effects, he focuses on more original storytelling. Hectic pacing, over-enthusiastic humour or dialogues that are aimed at coolness - Gaup does without all these things, which unfortunately can be found far too often in contemporary children's films. Instead, he simply tells a beautiful, classic fairy tale that is imaginative, charming, exciting and simply very beautiful.
not only children are entertained, adult fairy tale fans also get the opportunity to dream here again and again. A nice set, lovable creatures, the very convincing cast led by newcomer Vilde Marie Zeiner and especially the story make this film based on a popular Norwegian Christmas play a very timeless fairy tale. At first glance, this may seem rather old-fashioned, especially since children's films are currently dominated by 3D animation adventures. But the success in Norway shows that even classically told fairy tales still have enough magic to inspire a large audience.
Thus "The Legend of the Christmas Star" is not only a beautiful Christmas film for children, but a fairy tale for the whole family - especially for such small and big viewers who like it a bit more traditional. And for that there is a more than deserved one: Worth seeing!
Ein Artikel von Frankfurt-Tipp