Screen Time: 60%
Age: 11 years old
Directed: Anders Grönros
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Based on the novel by widely known Swedish children's author Maria Gripe, this is the story of two children, Klas and Klara. growing up in the poor Swedish countryside of the mid-19th century. Their father, Albert, is a glassblower, who is famous for his beautiful vases, but he is still unable to earn enough money for his wife Sofia and the children. On a market-day a fortune-teller tells Albert about the future, how something is going to happen to his children.
One day the Emperor decides to go for a ride in his horse-cart. Albert's two children act as gate-openers for him and receive some coins for the work. But the Emperor's mind gets completely obsessed with the idea of having a pair of nice children in the castle. With all their memories lost, the children are rebellious and confused. Meanwhile, the devastated parents are at a loss for what to do, and seek the help of a witch-like neighbor.