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LENALOVE

LENALOVE
photo © Rafkin Film Produktion

Lena lives with her single mother who is too occupied with herself to be a support for her intelligent and special daughter. Dreaming her way out of the suburbs, Lena spends her time assembling expressive collages and chatting with a guy she met online. Only her classmate Tim, a gifted graffiti-artist and loner himself, notices her artistic talent, and the two get closer – much to the displeasure of Lena’s childhood friend Nicole who is now best friends with cool but manipulative Stella.

When Lena sees Nicole and Tim kissing, she breaks off contact with her former friends, not knowing that Stella set up the kiss. In her despair, Lena throws herself head-on into the social network and confides in the chat buddy she has never met in person – but behind the stranger’s profile are Nicole and Stella, plotting further intrigues against her. The joke among teenagers becomes a bullying excess that the adults are just as much a part of. As the façade of harmonious suburban life comes tumbling down and not only Lena’s life is at risk, each one has to question their loyalties.


Florian Gaag was born in 1971 and studied Film at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Active as a director, screenwriter, musician and producer, his films include WHOLETRAIN (2006), which starred Elyas M'Barek and premiered at the Berlinale, and his second feature LENALOVE (2016).
Genre Psycho Thriller
Category Feature
Year of Production 2016
Director Florian Gaag
Screenplay Florian Gaag
Cinematography Christian Rein
Cast Emilia Schüle, Jannik Schümann, Kyra Sophia Kahre, Sina Tkotsch, Anna Bederke, Sandra Borgmann, Felix Knopp
Producers Tatjana Bonnet, Viktor Jakovleski
Production Company Rafkin Film Produktion, in co-production with ZDF Das kleine Fernsehspiel, Goldkind Film/Munich, Rat Pack Filmproduktion, Milk Film, Aerodynamic Films
Length 90 min
Format DCP, Blu-ray, color, cs
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby 5.1
Festivals Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis Saarbrücken 2016, Moscow 2016, Tallinn Black Nights 2016, Tokyo 2017
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, German Federal Film Board, German Federal Film Fund
German Distributor Alpenrepublik Filmverleih

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