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Once upon a time, a 14-year-old social media influencer named Leonie lived on the outskirts of Berlin with her former East German father and mother. With her star on the rise, Leonie's parents become her managers, but will they be able to guide and protect her despite knowing less than their daughter about the enormous economic possibilities and pitfalls of her online activities? Girl Gang smartly looks at its protagonist through the eyes of others—her parents, her sponsors, her fans—and uses the smartphone as a black mirror to reflect the murky morality and messy division of roles between parent and child, idol and fan, self and image, that shape internet creation and consumption. In a modern fairy tale about cyber-servitude, a girl with more followers than friends tries to strike a balance between the pressures of popularity and the profits of branding herself within a new technological and financial system that stans, then swallows, its young. Angie Driscoll

Credits

  • Director(s)

    • Susanne Regina Meures
  • Producer(s)

    • Christian Frei
    • Susanne Regina Meures
  • Writer(s)

    • Susanne Regina Meures
  • Editor(s)

    • Katja Dringenberg
  • Cinematography

    • Susanne Regina Meures
  • Composer

    • Berlin Girls Choir

Promotional Partners

Goethe Institut
Co-presented with the Goethe-Institut; Director Susanne Regina Meures is a guest of the Goethe-Institut.

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