Girl Gang

FAST FORWARD 2023 / Projections:
12.12.2023 / 17:00 / CIC “Budo Tomović” – Dodest / Podgorica

Susanne Regina Meures / Switzerland / 2022 / 98′

Director: Susanne Regina Meures
Screenplay: Susanne Regina Meures
Editor: Katja Dringenberg
Music: Berlin Girls Choir
Cinematography: Susanne Regina Meures
Production: Christian Frei Filmproductions, SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
Producers: Christian Frei, Susanne Regina Meures


Fourteen-year-old Leonie is a successful teen influencer who lives on the outskirts of Berlin. Millions of followers are at her feet, and companies shower her with products. When Leonie’s parents recognise the enormous economic potential of their daughter’s online activities, they quickly take over her management. But Leonie’s life dictated by brands and pressure to produce content, slowly turns into a prison.


Susanne Regina Meures is a German/Swiss filmmaker, well known for making films about rebels and pioneers who dare to stand up against systemic political and social repression. She holds a master’s in photography and history of art from The Courtauld Institute in London, as well as a master’s in film from Zurich University of the Arts. Moreover, she is a member of the Swiss Film Academy, the German Film Academy, and the European Film Academy. With Raving Iran (2016), her first feature-length documentary, Susanne launched an international festival and box-office success. The film is a portrait of two Iranian DJs who rebel against the regime and escape. In 2020, Saudi Runaway premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The film documents the escape of a young Saudi woman, using her own cell phone footage. At the European premiere at Berlinale, the film won the Audience Award. The film was nominated for the European Film Awards and won the EUFA in 2020.


  • Munich International Documentary Festival (Germany) – Audience Award 2022
  • Reykjavik International Film Festival 2022 (Iceland) – Winner Special mention
  • European Film Award 2022 (Germany) – Nominee – European documentary
  • Swiss Film Award (Switzerland) – Nominee – Best Documentary Film 2023
  • Zurich Film Festival 2022 (Switzerland) – Nominee – Best Film in Focus Switzerland
  • IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • Beldocs International Documentary Film Festival (Serbia)
  • International Documentary Film Festival 2023 (Croatia)
  • Cairo International Film Festival 2022 (Egypt)