• Girl Gang

Girl Gang

by Susanne Regina Meures Focus Competition

When teen influencer Leonie steps onto the stage at a shopping mall, screaming girls with flashing cell phone cameras thrust forward towards the barrier. On social media, the 14-year-old girl from Berlin reaches over a million fans who are willing to give everything to meet their idol just once in real life. Leonie's parents have long since recognised their daughter's economic potential and have taken over managing her. But Leonie pays a high price for having her life on permanent display. The documentary by Sue Meures offers an intimate glimpse into the teenager's family life and follows her into the fascinating yet alienating world of influencers. What begins as a modern-day fairy tale soon reveals its darker sides.

Age rating: from 12 years

About the director(s)

Susanne Regina Meures was born in 1977 in Germany. She studied photography and art history at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London before studying film at Zurich University of the Arts. Her first long documentary film RAVING IRAN (2016) proved a hit at international festivals and cinemas. Her second film SAUDI RUNAWAY (2020) world premiered at Sundance Film Festival and was, among others, nominated for the European Film Award. GIRL GANG, her third documentary film, world premiered at CPH:DOX.

Filmography (selection): Girl Gang (doc, 2022) | Saudi Runaway (doc, 2020) | Raving Iran (doc, 2016)

About the director(s)
  • Genre: DOC: Social & Human Interest
  • Country, Year: Switzerland, 2022
  • Runtime: 98 Min
  • Languages: German
  • Subtitles: English
  • Director: Susanne Regina Meures
  • Screenplay: Susanne Regina Meures
  • Cinematography: Susanne Regina Meures
  • Editor: Katja Dringenberg
  • Producers: Christian Frei, Susanne Regina Meures
  • Production Companies: Christian Frei Filmproduktionen GmbH, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
  • World Sales: Rise and Shine World Sales
  • Swiss Distribution: Frenetic Films AG
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