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Brave, funny, and one of a kind: that’s Rocca. Rocca is 11 and lives a rather unique life. While her dad is watching over her as an astronaut from outer space, Rocca lives alone with her squirrel and is attending a normal school for the first time in her life. At school, her carefree and non-conformist way of life instantly stands out. She fearlessly confronts the class bullies, because first and foremost Rocca stands up for justice. That’s why she makes friends with the homeless Caspar and tries to help him. All the while she is also attempting to win over her grandmother’s heart. With never-ending optimism, Rocca proves, together with her new friends, that even a child has the power to change the world.
Genre Family Entertainment
Category Feature
Year of Production 2019
Director Katja Benrath
Screenplay Hilly Martinek
Cinematography Torsten Breuer
Cast Luna Marie Maxeiner, Mina Tander, Michael Maertens, Cordula Stratmann, Detlev Buck, Barbara Sukowa, Fahri Yardim
Producer Tobias Rosen
Co-Producers Willi Geike, Heike Wiehle-Timm, Steffi Ackermann
Production Company Relevant Film, in co-production with Warner Bros. Film Productions Germany
Runtime 100 min
Format DCP, color
Subtitled Version English
Festivals German Film Festival Portland 2019, Filem’On Brussels 2019, Zlín 2019, Giffoni 2019, Transilvania IFF 2019, Riga IFF 2019, Biberacher Filmfestspiele 2019, Int. FF for Children & Young People Yerevan 2019, Schlingel Chemnitz 2019, Festival des Deutschen Films Ludwigshafen 2019, JUNIOR Film Festival 2019, Kinderfilmfest Köln 2019, Sharjah IFF for Children & Youth 2019, Kinderfilmfest Münster 2019, Kinderfilmfest Bielefeld 2019, Listapad Minsk 2019, Kinomania Sofia 2019, Göteborg Film Festival Prisma 2019, Castellinaria Festival internazionale del cinema giovane Bellinzona 2019, Kinderfilmtage Ruhrgebiet 2019, International Vilnius Film Festival for Children and Youth 2019, Kinderfilmfest Bonn 2019, ALE KINO International Children's & Youth FF Poznan 2019, KINOdiseea Int. Children's FF 2019, Olympia IFF for Children and Young People 2019, Kinofest Lünen 2019, GAZTE 2019, "Rolan" IFF for Children & Youth Armenia 2019, Black Nights Tallinn 2019, Fünf Seen Kinderfilmfest 2019, Kinderfilmfest Göttingen 2019, Oulu Int. Children’s and Youth Film Festival, International Children's Film Festival Taiwan 2020, Kolkata Int. Children's FF 2020, Providence Children’s FF 2020, Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2020, Coastline Children’s Film Festival 2020, Kinderfilmfest Hof 2020, Pulica in a Coat 2020, Febiofest Bratislava 2019, Children's FF New York 2020, Seoul Guro Int. Kids FF 2020, Int. Children's FF Bangladesh 2020, PLAY Lisbon Int. Children's FFF 2020, Kristiansand Int. Children’s FF 2020, TUMBLEWEEDS Film Festival for Children & Youth 2020, Int. Children's FF Havana 2020, Young Film Festival Leeds 2020, CANA Film Festival Singapore 2020, Awladna International Arts Forum for the Gifted 2020, Cinemira Budapest 2020, DYTIATKO International Children's Media Festival 2020, Portland Kid's FF 2020, Busan Int. Children's FF 2020, ARTmusing Film Carnival Macau 2020, Reykjavík 2020, Children's FF Tel Aviv 2020, Tromsø Children’s Film Festival 2020, Chania Film Festival Crete 2020, Espoo Ciné International Film Festival 2020, Sottodiciotto Filmfestival (Under 18) Torino 2020, International Children’s Film Festival Reykjavik 2020, Luxembourg City Film Festival 2021, International Children’s Film Festival CINI Peru 2021, Children's Film Festival Kyoto 2021, Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival Turkey 2021, WONDERFEST - International Children and Youth Film Festival Bucharest 2021
Awards German Film Awards 2019 (Best Children's Film), Main Prize of the Children’s Jury, Golden Slipper Audience Award, Ecumenical Jury Award & Golden Apple The City of Zlin Audience Award Zlín 2019, Gryphon Award - Best Film Elements +6 Competition Giffoni 2019, Goldener Nils of the Children's Jury for Best Children's Film Festival des Deutschen Films Ludwigshafen 2019, Best Film: Children's Jury Riga 2019, Audience Award Listapad Minsk 2019, I Have Rights Award "Rolan" IFF for Children & Youth Armenia 2019, Audience Award KINOdiseea 2019, STAR BOY Children's Jury Award Best Children Film Oulu 2019, European Values Award & CIFEJ Award Olympia IFF for Children and Young People 2019, Best Film International Vilnius Film Festival for Children and Youth 2019, Audience Award Providence 2020, Audience Award Pulica 2020, Audience Award New York 2020, Best Feature Film Prize CATBUS KIDS Youth Jury Seattle 2020, Giant Jury Award as Best Film at the Leeds Film Festival 2020, Kids jury prize for Best Film at Luxembourg City Film Festival 2021

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