20th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 20-30, 2023

11th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 2023

Girl Gang

Switzerland, 2022 : Alberta Premiere
Archives 2022
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In Cinema Globe Cinema
Sun, Nov 27 4:00 PM Buy

description

GIRL GANG follows a rising teen influencer who lives on the outskirts of Berlin.

Fourteen-year-old Leonie is a successful social media influencer. Millions of followers are at her feet, and companies shower her with products. When Leonie's parents recognize the enormous economic potential of their daughter’s online activities, they quickly take over her management. They want Leonie to have a better life than they had. But Leonie’s life, dictated by brands and pressure to produce content, slowly turns into a prison.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
HotDocs 2022
CPH DOX: DOX 2022
Sydney Underground Film Festival 2022
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2022
DOC NYC 2022

DIRECTOR'S BIO
Susanne Regina Meures is a German/Swiss filmmaker, known for making films about rebels and pioneers who dare to stand up against systemic political and social repression. She holds a Master in Photography and History of Art from The Courtauld Institute in London. She also holds a Master in Film from Zurich University of the Arts. With RAVING IRAN, her first feature-length documentary, she launched her international festival and box-office success. The documentary was screened at over 130 film festivals worldwide (including Berlinale and Hot Docs), won numerous awards and became a box office success. Her second feature SAUDI RUNAWAY premiered at Sundance Film Festival, won the Audience Award at the Berlinale, and the European Film Award in 2020. GIRL GANG is Susanne Regina Meures third feature-length documentary, which premiered in competition at CPH:Dox.

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press for Girl Gang

"GIRL GANG allows us to observe, both captivated and horrified."
- Cineuropa
"GIRL GANG feels like a feature film in the way the story develops, including crazy plot changes and a lot drama."
- Business Doc Europe

details

Documentary / Coming of Age / Woman Director

German | English Subtitles
98 minutes

credits

Director
Susanne Regina Meures

Producer
Christian Frei, Susanne Regina Meures

Cinematographer
Susanne Regina Meures

Music
Berlin Girls Choir

Official Website:
https://www.girlgang-film.com/en

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https://www.instagram.com/leoobalys

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https://www.tiktok.com/@leoobalys

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