When Ulja (12) is prevented from pursuing her passion, astronomy, she decides to take matters into her own hands. With a stolen hearse and a 13-year-old classmate as a driver, she makes her way across Eastern Europe to watch the impact of an asteroid. In doing so, she not only has to shake off her persecutors, but also her pragmatic view of friendship and family.

Original Title Mission Ulja Funk
Directed by Barbara Kronenberg
Starring Romy Janinhoff, Jonas Oeßel, Hildegard Schroedter, Luc Feit, Anja Schneider, Ivan Shvedoff
Genre Adventure, Family, Coming of Age, Action
Running time 103 min
Language German
Nationality Germany, Luxembourg, Poland
Scriptwriter Barbara Kronenberg
Cinematographer Konstantin Kröning
Produced by In Good Company in co-production with Samsa Film and ShipsBoy
Local Release 2023 - Jan 12
Film Status Completed


World Premiere - Berlinale 2021 - Generation KPlus

Gijon Film Festival – Spanish Premiere

International Film Festival for Children – Croatian Premiere

Berlin & Beyond FF 2022 - Youth 4 German Cinema Section

Melbourne IFF

Sarajevo IFF

Chicago Children’s IFF

Tallinn Black Nights

Seoul International Children's Film Festival - Opening Film

Busan Int Kids and Youth FF 2022

Cyprus Filmdays Film Festival 2023 - Cyprus Premiere


Goethe Institute San Francisco's Youth 4 German Cinema 2022 Winner

Best Film award by Children Jury – KinoKino Festival

Professional's prize for Best International Children's Film - Kristiansand Children International FF

Best Film - Golden Sparrow FF

Best Director - Golden Sparrow FF

Children's Media Prize "The White Elephant" for the best debut act for Romy Janinhoff (Ulja)

One Future Prize - Special Mention for Barbara Kronenberg

Nominated for The Berlinale Crystal Bear 2021

Nominated for the 2023 German Film Prize - Best Children´s Film

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