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Scene from HERE COMES LOLA! (photo © Constantin Film Verleih GmbH)

In 9-year-old Lola’s world things are not quite as they usually are: Lola's father is from Brazil, her mother is called Viktualia and her aunt is only 2-years-old. In her dreams the bright, adventurous girl turns into famous pop singer Jacky Jones, celebrated by her many million fans, giving concerts and driving around in a fancy limousine. However, what Lola longs for most of all, is still missing in her life: Lola does not have a best friend. At her new school, Lola meets the strange girl Flo, who smells horribly of fish. And her attempt to make friends with adorable classmate Annalisa is unintentionally ruined by her father. It becomes pretty obvious that Lola is going to have to think of another way to find a best friend. So she sends her dearest wish up into the sky, tied to the end of a balloon – and gets back a mysterious message in a bottle...

Franziska Buch studied Philosophy and Literature in Stuttgart and Rome before studying at the University of Television & Film (HFF/M) in Munich. Since 1991, she has been working as a writer and director. In 1996, she began instructing Scriptwriting at the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy in Ludwigsburg. Her films include: DIE ORDNUNG DER DINGE (1987), TOD EINES IDIOTEN (1988), DIE UNGEWISSE LAGE DES PARADIESES (1993), MEIN HERZ - NIEMANDEM (1994), VERSCHWINDE VON HIER (1999), EMIL AND THE DETECTIVES (EMIL UND DIE DETEKTIVE, 2001), UNSERE MUTTER IST HALT ANDERS (TV, 2003), BIBI BLOCKSBERG AND THE SECRET OF THE BLUE OWLS (BIBI BLOCKSBERG UND DAS GEHEIMNIS DER BLAUEN EULEN, 2004), HEIMLICHE LIEBE (TV, 2005), ANGSTHASEN (TV, 2007), PATCHWORK (TV, 2008), FROSCHKÖNIG (TV, 2008), DIE DRACHEN BESIEGEN (TV, 2009), ROSANNAS TOCHTER (TV, 2009), HERE COMES LOLA! (HIER KOMMT LOLA!, 2010), and YOKO (2011).
Category Feature
Year of Production 2010
Director Franziska Buch
Screenplay Uschi Reich, Vanessa Walder
Cinematography Bella Halben
Barbara von Weitershausen
Eduardo Macedo, Youki Yamamoto, Jakob Antoff
Susann Bieling
Cast Meira Durand, Julia Jentsch, Fernando Spengler, Nora Tschirner
Producer Uschi Reich
Production Company Bavaria Filmverleih- & Produktion/Munich
Length 100 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Giffoni 2010, Chicago International Children's Film Festival 2010, Sprockets Toronto 2011, Cleveland 2011
Awards Best Film Age Group 6-9 & Audience Award Giffoni 2010, 1st Prize of the Children's Jury (Live-Action Feature) Chicago 2010
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, German Federal Film Fund, BKM
German Distributor Constantin Film Verleih

World Sales
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