Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

About a Girl
(Charleen macht Schluss)

Year: 2014
Country: GERMANY
Run Time: 104 minutes

About a Girl
About a Girl
About a Girl
About a Girl
About a Girl

This is a story ABOUT A GIRL who doesn’t want to grow up. Charleen is 15, melodramatic, mega depressed, and Kurt Cobain’s biggest fan. Her best friend Isa is getting really boring, her dad is out of the picture, and her mom has hooked up with her biology teacher. Even though she has an apprenticeship preparing bodies for funerals, which is pretty cool, her musical idols are all dead. It’s about time Charleen was, too. But she can’t even get suicide right, and now the adults are all freaked out. She has to sit through therapy with Dr. Frei and his unusual methods. Two bright spots in Charleen’s life are her Granny and a genius named Linus. But when these relationships threaten to unravel, Charleen finally starts to look at more than just herself. Punctuated by indie rock tunes, ABOUT A GIRL features a theatrically rebellious (and therefore 100% convincing) performance by Jasna Fritzi Bauer. (In German with subtitles) – B.B.

CIFF39 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 6:10 PM -
Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 7:55 PM

Monday, March 23, 2015 at 4:30 PM -
Monday, March 23, 2015 at 6:15 PM

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Director
Mark Monheim

Mark Monheim grew up in Bonn and studied directing at the HFF film school in Munich, specializing in documentary making and television publicity. He has worked on various TV and commercial productions and made short documentaries.

Filmography
ABOUT A GIRL (2014)

Producer
Martin Rehbock

Screenwriting
Mark Monheim, Martin Rehbock

Cinematography
Daniel Schönauer

Editing
Stine Sonne Munch

Principal Cast
Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Heike Makatsch, Aurel Manthei, Simon Schwarz, Sandro Lohmann, Lauritz Greve, Dorothea Walda

Film Contact

Film Sponsor

Strongsville Psychological Services

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