Queen of Niendorf
German Film Festival 2018

Queen of Niendorf, film still © Joya Thome Filmproduktion - Lupa Film GmbH

Queen of Niendorf

Germany 2017 (Family)

Awards (selection): Achtung Berlin! – New Berlin Film Award 2017
Festivals (selection): Hamburg 2017, Munich 2017, Tallinn 2017, Warsaw 2017
Director: Joya Thome
Screenplay: Joya Thome, Philipp Wunderlich
Cinematography: Lydia Richter
Editor: Carola Sultan Bauermeister, Joya Thome
Music: Conrad Oleak
With: Lisa Moell, Denny Moritz Sonnenschein, Salim Fazzani, Ivo Tristan Michligk, Moritz Riek, Elias Sebastian, Mex Schlüpfer, Cornelius Schwalm, Til Schindler, Frederik Schindler
Producer: Joya Thome
Duration: 67 mins
Languages: German (with English subtitles)
Rating: G
 
The school holidays have just begun in Brandenburg, but this year Lea isn't going to summer camp – she's starting to find the other girls at her school weird. So instead, she spends much of her time alone, riding her bike through the village and visiting musician and social drop-out Mark on his overgrown farm. One day while out on one of her excursions, Lea spies five boys heaving an oil barrel over the dye factory fence and pedalling off with their booty on a bicycle trailer. Curious, Lea follows the boys at the next opportunity, and discovers they have built a raft on a small lake. But there's a problem: the raft belongs to the gang, and girls are strictly forbidden. Desperate to be admitted to the group, Lea undergoes a test of courage, and from then on the summer seems filled with adventure...

Text: Goethe-Institut

Screenings

Wellington
Thursday, 30 August, 12:30pm*
Saturday, 1 September, 12:30pm

Auckland
Wednesday, 5 September, 12:30pm*
Sunday, 9 September, 3:30pm

Dunedin
Monday, 17 September, 12pm*

Christchurch
Friday, 21 September, 12pm*

Nelson
Saturday, 22 September, 4:30pm

New Plymouth
Sunday, 30 September, 2:30pm

*School Screenings

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