The film “Queen of Niendorf” (German: “Königin von Niendorf“) by Joya Thome is nominated in the category “Best Children’s Film” at the “Preis der deutschen Filmkritik 2018″. Thus, “The Queen” appears against “The Little Witch,” a film by Michael Schaerer, who was also nominated.
The prize has been awarded for more than 60 years by the Association of German Film Critics and is the only German film award that is given exclusively by critics. The ceremony will take place during the Berlinale on Monday, 11 February 2019, in the presence of the nominees.
Content of the film:
In Brandenburg, the summer holidays have just begun, but the ten-year Lea (Lisa Moell) does not go this year as usual with her friends to summer camp. In general, she finds the other girls in her school increasingly stranger. And so Lea turns mostly alone on her bike through the village and visits the musician and dropout Mark (Mex panties), who lives on a wild farm. One day, on one of her forays, Lea watches five boys hoist a large oil drum over the fence of the paint factory and race away with their loot on a bicycle trailer.
Lea’s curiosity is aroused. At the next opportunity, she follows the boys and discovers that they have built a raft on a small lake. But the raft is the property of the gang, and girls are not allowed under any circumstances. Lea wants to be included in the gang and makes a dare. And from then on the summer seems to be full of adventure.