Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
Well-known Swedish author Astrid Lindgren (the "Pippi Longstocking" series) wrote the screenplay for this entertaining fantasy about Ronya, a 10-year-old girl (Hanna Zoetterberg) who lives quite happily in her father's castle and has no problems until she comes across Birk (Dan Hafström), a playmate encountered in the dark and fascinating forest near the castle. Birk and Ronya explore the wilderness with great courage and curiosity, braving the dangerous Witchbirds and Rump-Gnomes as they go along. But their respective families are angry when they find out the two children have been playing together, and they forbid them to see each other again. The fathers of Birk and Ronya are bitter enemies -- they are robber chieftains leading opposing forces. It will not be easy for the two spunky children to tear down the barriers that have kept their families apart for so long.
child, enemy, friendship