GERMAN CURRENTS FAMILY MATINEE 2019 ROCCA CHANGES THE WORLD

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Sun, 10/13/2019

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Blvd
90036 Los Angeles

GERMAN CURRENTS FAMILY MATINEE

This screening is free for the general public on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Seating is extremely limited. 
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Germany (2019), 101 min. DCP Projection
German with English Subtitles

Director: Katja Benrath
Screenplay: Hilly Martinek
Cinematography: Torsten Breuer
Cast: Luna Maxeiner, Caspar Fischer-Ortmann, Luise Richter, Leo Knizka, Barbara Sukova, Volker Bruch, Detlev Buck, Fahri Yardim 
Producer: Tobias Rosen
Production: Relevant Filmproduktion GmbH, in co-production with Warner Bros. Filmproduktion GmbH.


Brave, adventurous, caring, funny and one of a kind; that is Rocca (Maxeiner). Although she is only 11 years old, Rocca has already lead an extraordinary life. When her father (Bruch), a German astronaut, is sent to the International Space Station, Rocca must leave her home at the Baikonur spaceport, in far-off Kazakhstan, and live with her grouchy grandmother Dodo (Sukowa) in Germany. Having never attended a regular school before, Rocca, with her carefree and non-conformist attitude does more than stand out in class; she stands up for Justice. Along with her pet squirrel, Klitschko, Rocca confronts skeptical teachers, tames the school’s bullies, and befriends the homeless Casper, whom she tries to help. All the while, Rocca tries to win over her grandmother’s heart. With never-ending optimism, Rocca proves together with her friends that even a child has the power to change the world.

 



This screening is free for the general public on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is extremely limited. Confirmed reservation required. 

SELECT AWARDS:
  • German Film Awards 2019 (Best Children’s Film)
  • Commendation of the Ecumenical Jury (59th IFF for Children and Youth Zlin)
  • Gryphon Award (Giffoni FF 2019) 
  • Deutsche Film - und Medienbewertung (FBW): Besonders Wertvoll

Katja Benrath was born in 1979. After training in Costume Design, she studied Acting and Vocals at the Vienna Conservatory and performed in numerous films, theater plays and musicals. She then studied Directing at the Hamburg Media School. Her films include her student Academy Award®-winning graduation film WATU WOTE - ALL OF US (2017) and ROCCA CHANGES THE WORLD (2019).



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