Stella

Stella

Schweden / Deutschland 2014/2015, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Stella is in love with, of all people, someone almost four times her age and has no idea how to tell him. But her older sister Katja’s problem weighs far heavier on her mind. Katja is a talented figure skater and is always busy with school or training. At home she receives almost all of her parents’ attention. Stella barely gets a look in. Stella admires her sister and tries hard to emulate her. The two girls get on well as a rule, but Katja hardly has any time and can sometimes be unexpectedly distant and mean. Stella is the first to realise that something is wrong with her sister and discovers that she is suffering from a severe eating disorder that could kill her. Stella wants to tell their parents but Katja forces her to swear not to. That is far too big a burden of responsibility for a girl of her age. This powerful film describes how Katja’s illness slowly drives the family to the brink of despair.

Source: 65. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Sanna Lenken
Screenplay:Sanna Lenken
Director of photography:Moritz Schultheiß
Editing:Hanna Lejonqvist
Music:Per Störby Jutbring
  
Cast: 
Rebecka JosephsonStella
Amy Linnea DeasismontKatja
Annika HallinKarin
Henrik NorlénLasse
Maxim MehmetJacob
Ellen LindbomIga
Åsa JansonSchulfreundin
Hugo WijkHenrik
Karin de FrumerieLehrerin
  
Production company:Tangy (Stockholm)
Producer:Annika Rogell

All Credits

Director:Sanna Lenken
Screenplay:Sanna Lenken
Director of photography:Moritz Schultheiß
Assistant camera:Frederik Tegethoff
Colour grading:Ronney Afortu
Lighting design:Tobias Henriksson
Production design:Ellen Oseng
Make-up artist:Mimmi Harms Oredsson
Costume design:Mimmi Harms Oredsson
Editing:Hanna Lejonqvist
Sound design:Kai Storck
Sound:Gustaf Berger
Audio mixing:Sascha Heiny
Casting:Catrin Wideryd
Music:Per Störby Jutbring
  
Cast: 
Rebecka JosephsonStella
Amy Linnea DeasismontKatja
Annika HallinKarin
Henrik NorlénLasse
Maxim MehmetJacob
Ellen LindbomIga
Åsa JansonSchulfreundin
Hugo WijkHenrik
Karin de FrumerieLehrerin
  
Production company:Tangy (Stockholm)
in co-production with:Fortune Cookie Filmproduktion (Hamburg), Film i Väst AB (Trollhättan), Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (Mainz) (Das kleine Fernsehspiel)
in association with:Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden), Story AB (Stockholm)
Producer:Annika Rogell
Co-Producer:Ilona Schultz, Katharina Dufner, Hanne Palmquist, Jessica Ask, Olaf Grunert
Executive producer:Mimi Spång, Rebecka Lafrenz, Tobias Janson
Unit production manager:Erika Malmgren
Post-production:Christian Vennefrohne
Shoot:09.06.2014-28.07.2014: Schweden
Original distributor:Camino Filmverleih (Stuttgart)
Funding:Svenska Filminstitutet (Stockholm), Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (FFHSH) (Hamburg), Norsk Filmfond (Oslo), Media Programm der EU (Brüssel)
Length:95 min
Format:DCP, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 05.08.2015, 153399, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 08.02.2015, Berlin, IFF - Generation Kplus;
Kinostart (DE): 24.09.2015

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Stella
Weiterer Titel (SE) Min lilla syster
Weiterer Titel My Skinny Sister

Versions

Original

Length:95 min
Format:DCP, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 05.08.2015, 153399, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 08.02.2015, Berlin, IFF - Generation Kplus;
Kinostart (DE): 24.09.2015
 

Awards

FBW 2015
Prädikat: besonders wertvoll
 
Berlinale 2015
Lobende Erwähnung der Internationalen Jury
Gläserner Bär, Generation Kplus, Bester Film
 
Göteburg Film Festival 2015
Bester Film
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