About a Girl

Charleen, 15, quick-witted and sassy, is Kurt Cobain's biggest fan and wonders why "growing up" has to be so complicated. One day, feeling especially melodramatic and rebellious, she decides to pull the plug on her life. Luckily, she fails - and discovers what fun life and love can really be!

This upbeat, feel-good young-adult film stars sensational break-out star Jasna Fritzi Bauer alongside Emmy-nominated Heike Makatsch ("Love, Actually", "Hilde") in a spot-on depiction of a teen who revises her view on life after her failed suicide attempt. This fun and touching debut, directed by Mark Monheim, is a cheeky plea for love of life, even if life rarely turns out the way we expected!


Awards

Festival de Cine de Gijón (2014)
  Gijón Film Festival Award
    won    Audience Award (Section "Enfants Terribles")

Bayerischer Filmpreis - Bavarian Film Award (2014)
  Pierrot
    won    Best Performance by a Younger Actor (Jasna Fritzi Bauer)

Kinofest Lünen (2015)
  Lüdia
    won    Jury Prize (Pupil's award 10+)

Schwerin Art of Film Festival (2015)
  Schwerin Art of Film Festival Awards
    won    Best Film (Leo Award in Children&Youth Competition)

Emden International Film Festival (2015)
  Emden International Film Festival awards
    won    Best Film (Best Debut Film & Bernhard-Wicki-Award (audience))
  Emden International Film Festival awards
    nominated    Other (Creative Energy Award)

AFI Dallas International Film Festival (2015)
  AFI Dallas International Film Festival
    nominated    Best Film (Best Narrative Feature)

Internationale Hofer Filmtage (2015)
  Hof International Film Festival
    nominated    Other (Förderpreis Neues Deutsches Kino)

Ciné-Jeune de l’Aisne International Film Festival (2015)
  Young International Feature 13 Years and Up
    won    Special Mention ()

LUCAS International Children's Film Festival (2015)
  ECFA Award
    won    Critics Prize ()

Emden International Film Festival (2013)
  Emden International Film Festival awards
    won    Best Screenplay ()