Joya Thome, Germany, 2022, 85 min., documentary, OV with german dubbing
An idol and his fan: Whitney Bjerken in the USA and Yara from northern Germany are about the same age and are on fire for gymnastics. While the former becomes a YouTube star at early age and establishes herself as a singer-songwriter, the shy Yara runs a successful fan page as one of her biggest followers. At home in the glamorous world of social media, issues such as perception from the outside, friendship, vulnerability, feeling attracted to one’s own sex, success and first love become increasingly important for both girls. Director Joya Thome has succeeded in creating a poetic coming-of-age film about two teenagers who, independently of each other, gain an idea of what really counts for them in life.