Berlinale: Programme

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Generation Kplus

Der kleine Vogel und die Raupe

The Little Bird and the Caterpillar

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The little bird has plenty of peace and quiet high up in its tree, at least until an unexpected guest shows up. The brash caterpillar’s keen on devouring the green leaves that the little bird has cared for so tenderly. During the ensuing showdown, the two fail to notice that someone else is hard on their heels, and this character’s craving a more savoury snack. Lena von Döhren’s chirping hero graces Generation screens for the third time.

Lena von Döhren

Switzerland 2017

4’ · Colour

recommendation: 4 years and up


Written and directed by
Lena von Döhren
Lena von Döhren, Nils Hedinger
Fee Liechti
Sound Design
Christof Steinmann
Assistant Director
Raphael Beck
Gerd Gockell, Ted Sieger, Jochen Ehmann
Gabriela Bloch Steinmann
Schweizer Fernsehen SRF, Zürich


Lena von Döhren

Born in Berlin, Germany in 1981, she graduated in audiovisual communication at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and then took a masters degree in design at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Switzerland, majoring in animation and illustration. Her work has already featured in the Berlinale Generation section with Der kleine Vogel und das Eichhörnchen (The Little Bird and the Squirrel) in 2015.

Filmography (short animated films)

2012 Der kleine Vogel und das Blatt (The Little Bird and the Leaf) 2014 Der kleine Vogel und das Eichhörnchen (The Little Bird and the Squirrel) 2017 Der kleine Vogel und die Raupe (The Little Bird and the Caterpillar)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2017

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Schattenkabinett GmbH

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