Brave, funny, and one of a kind – that’s Rocca. Although only eleven, she lives on her own, with her squirrel. Her dad is “watching” her from the above – he is an astronaut. For the first time in her life, Rocca is attending a normal school. There, her carefree and non-conformist way of life instantly stands out as she fearlessly confronts the class bullies. 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.

Director’s biography

Katja Benrath graduated in Singing and Acting in Vienna and holds an MA from Hamburg Media School. Her graduation film, Watu Wote, received the Student Academy Award for Best International Narrative Film. Rocca Changes the World is her first feature.

Festivals and awards

Gryphon Award – Best Film, Giffoni Film Festival 2019
Best Children’s Film – German Film Awards 2019


Rocca Changes the World (fic.)
Director: Katja Benrath
Country: Germany
Year: 2019.
Runtime: 101′
Language: German
Cast: Luna Maxeiner, Caspar Fischer Ortmann, Luise Richter
Production: Relevant Film GmbH, Warner Bros. Film Productions Germany
Selection 14+

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