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Stella

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Year of participation 2008
Program Non-competition Programs

Stella
Producer(s) Guicheteau Nicolas
Director(s) Vanina Vignal
Script Vanina Vignal
Director of Photography Vanina Vignal
Sound Vanina Vignal
Edit Mélanie Braux
Cast Stella Margean, Marcel Margean, Gabriela Moldoveanu
Production company(-ies) OSTINATI E-mail: ostinati@free.fr
 

Synopsis

Stella spends her days begging at the Oberkampf metro station, but no one really sees her, just as no one sees the blind woman selling flowers in “City Lights”. She has left everything behind for love. She has chosen to live illegally in France for her husband who was stricken with a serious illness, convinced she would find a doctor in this country able to save his life. She manages; but at what cost? She herself soon falls ill. Without a job or money, with no legal status, she waits for her treatment to end so she can return to Romania. Thus begins an endless expectation. Stella has to learn to live against her own principles whilst in constant fear of identity controls.

Awards
Patrimony Award (Cinéma du réel, International Documentary FF, Paris 2007)

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 Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation
 
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