Kids in the Spotlight
2019, Allemagne, 92′
The documentary film KIDS IN THE SPOTLIGHT follows five children of the youth ensemble at
Friedrichstadt-Palast Berlin, witnessing the exciting process from casting, through rehearsals, to the grand premiere in front of 2.000 viewers on the largest theater stage of the world. For the eleven year old Nick a long time dream is fulfilled when he passes the casting successfully. Nonconformist Luna (10) is passionate for ballet and soccer alike; Alex (16) casts one of the lead parts and is about to spread her wings while shy Maya (9) still has to gain self-confidence and find her place on stage and in life. Quite unlike Oskar, the YouTuber called ‘Ossi Glossy’ on the web: with his 500.000 subscribers the teenager is a star already – and is about to be torn between YouTube, school and the rehearsals every day.
KIDS IN THE SPOTLIGHT is a coming of age story that reveals much of the joy and pain that
comes along with transcending from child- into adulthood.