Ten-year-old Mara is the only one in her class who doesn’t have a bike. It makes Mara’s life difficult, especially in Holland where almost everyone owns one and it’s a necessity to get around. Mara decides to take matters into her own hands and to build a bicycle. She uses parts of her classmates’ bikes to assemble her own, and in the process receives a magical bicycle bell from an unknown vagrant.
Marlies Rutten, Freek de Jonge, Roef Ragas
Rinkel Film Productions, the Foundation Home Copy (NL), the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (NL), Union Bikes (NL), NOS (NL) and Metasound (NL)
Screened at more than 35 film festivals worldwide