Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Best Birthday Ever

Year: 2021
Country: GERMANY, SWEDEN, NETHERLANDS
Language: English
Run Time: 75 minutes

Best Birthday Ever
Best Birthday Ever
Best Birthday Ever
Best Birthday Ever
Best Birthday Ever

Little Charlie turns five tomorrow! Mom is baking his favorite—chocolate carrot cake—and he knows Dad has already picked out the perfect present. On the morning of Charlie’s birthday, his baby sister Clara is running a temperature and ruins Charlie’s plans for a perfect day of fun at the lake. While Mom and Dad rush Clara to the doctor, Charlie mopes next door at Monica’s house before deciding to pack his wagon and head to his grandmother’s house. To get there, he and Monica embark on a daring adventure deep in the forest where they befriend countless woodland creatures, including snails, frogs, butterflies, and birds. But they must learn to work together to dodge sly foxes and startling thunderstorms for a safe journey. Based on the book series Karlchen by Rotraut Susanne Berner, BEST BIRTHDAY EVER is an animated gift that’s fun for all ages. Older siblings will relate to the joys and frustrations of sharing the spotlight with the babies of the family. —A.B.

CIFF46 Screenings

Westfield Studio Theatre

Saturday, April 02, 2022 at 11:55 AM

CIFF46 Streams On Demand

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: Regional: OH, PA, MI, IN
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

Sidebars
Family Films
Teen-Friendly Films

Competition
International Narrative Competition

Director

Director
Michael Ekblad

Producers
Alexandra Schatz, Janneke van de Kerkhof, Michael Ekblad, Bruno Felix, Dieter Reinhold

Screenwriting
Aje Brücken, Rotraut Susanne Berner

Animation
Dejan Rakas

Principal Cast
Jonathan Bailey, Jennifer Saunders, Adrian Edmondson

Film Contact

Community Partners

Cleveland Kids' Book Bank

Euclid Public Library

Faber-Castell

Creativity for Kids

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