14-year-old Leonie from eastern Berlin is conquering the world as a teenage influencer. Millions of followers are at her feet, and companies shower her with products. When Leonie‘s parents recognize the enormous economic potential in their daughter, they decide to take over her management. They want Leonie to have a better life than they had. But Leonie‘s permanent self-reflection and the merciless pressure to produce content has a downside that adrenaline, fame and free sneakers can’t compensate for.
“Susanne Regina Meures explores the underside of social media stardom.”
“Girl Gang is as addictive as Leonie’s Instagram posts and TikTok
videos which have hundreds and thousands of girls glued to their screens.”
“A modern fairy tale about a 14-year-old influencer and her biggest fan.”
DOK.fest Munich, Germany, Winner of Kinokino Audience Award – 2022
CP: DOX (Copenhagen International Film Festival), Denmark, Selection to Dox:Award – 2022
Doc Edge Film Festival, New Zealand, Winner of Best International Editing – 2022
Sue Meures is a Swiss-German director. She is known for her films about rebels and pioneers who rebel against political and social oppression. Meures studied photography and art history at the Courtauld Institute for Art in London. Later she worked as Arts Editor for The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, Das Zeit „Magazin“, Das Süddeutsche „Magazin“, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, among others.