Comedy Queen

Comedy Queen

Director: Sanna Lenken
Country: Sweden

2022 | 94 min. | Swedish
Subtitles: German
FSK 12

Cast_ Sigrid Johnson, Oscar Töringe, Ellen Taure, Iggy Malmborg, Adam Daho, Anna Bjelkerud, Frida Beckman Screenplay_ Linn Gottfridsson Camera_ Simon Pramsten Producer_ Rebecka Lafrenz, Anna Anthony Rights_ Swedish Film Institute

A 13-year-old girl, her devastating loss, and how humor can help her cope. Here’s a poignant film about grieving, directed with much sensitivity towards its characters.

Her mother took her own life. However, 13-year-old Sasha refuses to grieve. In order to be different from her unhappy mother and to survive, she makes four resolutions. First, to cut off her long hair. Second, to stop reading books. Third, to never have to care for another living being. And fourth, to become a comedy queen, because she wants her heartbroken father to finally laugh again. Already the first three resolutions prove difficult to implement, but the last one becomes a veritable challenge. Here is a moving film about the power of humor.


Born in Gothenburg in 1978, director Sanna Lenken followed up several successful shorts with her 2015 feature debut, ›My Skinny Sister‹, which earned her the Berlinale’s Crystal Bear. ›Comedy Queen‹, her second feature film, also screened at the Berlinale.


  • Thursday 24.11.202210:00MannheimMAStadthaus N1
  • Friday 25.11.202210:00HeidelbergHDKarlstorkino
  • Sunday 27.11.202216:00MannheimMAStadthaus N1