Rocca changes the world

Rocca changes the world / Rocca verändert die welt

film-roll Germany / Color / 101' / 2019

Brave, funny, and one of a kind: that’s Rocca. Rocca is eleven years old 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.

5 Dec - 18:00 / Απόλλων
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Katja Benrath

Born in 1979 in Erbach–Germany. She was influenced by theatre throughout her youth, so she pursued that career in her early professional life. She became a costume designer and worked for Pina Bausch's dance company. Subsequently she completed her studies in Singing and Acting in Vienna, Austria where she also discovered filmmaking. Her first short films ("Babydoll", "No One Pukes In Heaven" and "Tilda") have been playing successfully on many international festivals and won international awards. During her master studies at Hamburg Media School she directed "Where Have You Been", "Secrecies" and "Watu Wote", her graduation project, which was awarded with many prizes, including the student Academy Award and a nomination for the Oscars.

Katja Benrath
Hilly Martinek
Torsten Breue
Jan Ruschke
Milena Fessmann
Tobias Kuhn
Annette Fock
Sound Design
Michael Manzke
Thekla Demelius
Film Cast
Luna Marie Maxeiner
Caspar Fis cher Ortmann
Luise Richter
Leo Knizka
Barbara Sukowa
Fahri Yardim
Mina Tander
Michael Maertens
Cordula Stratmann
Detlev Buck
Volker Bruch
Claire Wegener
Annika Vieider
Nevio Wendt
Marta Laubinger
Lena Stolze
Hedi Kriegskotte
Tobias Rosen
Heike Wiehle - Timm
Watu Wote: All of us (2017)
Tilda (2016)
Secrecies (2016)
Where Have You Been (2016)
No One Pukes In Heaven (2013)
Babydoll (2009)
Feature Fiction Film