Director: Marco Kreuzpaintner
Based on a bestselling German children's book, Krabat is a 17th-century tale of magic, love and the battle between good and evil.
Lured by dreams of ravens to a mysterious stone mill, 14-year-old orphan Krabat is initiated into a secret brotherhood of apprentice sorcerers. This education in the magical arts comes straight out of the kingdom of mythology - secret spells, black cloaks, shape shifting and leaps between dimensions.
But is becoming a sorcerer all is cracked up to be? David Kross (The Reader) and Daniel Brühl (The Edukators), who star in this phantastical fable, take a reality check as they uncover the secrets of their dark master.
MIFF Recommends: Age 14+. Some frightening scenes.