uk-premiere
Screenings
VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 3
Sat 26th Sep 21:30
Premiere Screening

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VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 5
Mon 28th Sep 17:00
2nd Screening

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“The face is the work instrument to an artist” cites Masha, a potent mix of fragility and foolishness. Desperate to be a star but lacking in talent, Masha obsesses over her body. Ears, lips, chest, legs: Masha ticks her way through a series of plastic surgeries to achieve her stardom with equally comic and tragic outcomes. Enter lonely Kostya who quietly falls for Masha’s loveable, carefree attitude. In a particularly memorable scene, their date is comprised of robbing a shop and marching down the street hugging random strangers. As they court, Kostya’s narcissistic stepmother, Rita, is expelled from her home and is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Unlikely friendships form between all three as they hopelessly drift through life whilst vividly clinging onto different forms of stardom. We inhabit a world in which top industry figures only laugh and stare. As Masha transforms, she turns ugly, as Rita deteriorates, she blossoms. ‘Star’ not only explores the layers of film performance, but also the performances we conduct in everyday life: the facades that we put on as humans.
Original Title
Zvezda
Runtime
128 min
Director(s)
Anna Melikyan
Writer(s)
Anna Melikyan
Andrei Migachyov
Viktoriya Bugaeva
Producer(s)
Ruben Dishdishyan
Anna Melikyan
DoP(s)
Alisher Khamidkhodjaev
Alisher Khamidkhodjaev
Cast
Tina Dalakishvili
Severija Janusauskaite
Pavel Tabakov
Screening Status
UK Premiere
Strands: Features Europe