To the Stars

International Feature Film Competition

1960s, Oklahoma. Bullied by her classmates, reclusive Iris finds small-town life pure torment; for self-assured Maggie, however, moving to the sticks provides an opportunity to stand out from the rest. What begins as an uneven relationship between two very different girls gradually grows into a sturdy friendship which starts to bring Iris out of her shell. But can the girls be truly themselves? As the heroines soon discover, a society bound by gender traditions doesn’t easily tolerate those who step out of line. In all its fine-spun detail, the story told by director Martha Stephens conveys a black-and-white, almost dreamlike existence. At first glance it might seem remote to us yet it still tilts a mirror towards today’s world. Pay no mind to the opinions of others--just be yourselves and come and see one of the most distinctive female films of this festival season.

  • United States / 2019
  • 111 min / DCP
  • English
  • Subtitles: No Subtitle
  • Directors: Martha Stephens
  • Writers: Shannon Bradley-Colleary
  • Cast: Kara Hayward, Liana Liberato, Malin Akerman, Jordana Spiro, Tony Hale, Shea Whigham
  • International Film Trust
  • Praha: Sun 10 Nov 2019 / 6:00 pm / Kino Světozor, velký sál Buy
  • Praha: Tue 12 Nov 2019 / 8:30 pm / Kino Lucerna, velký sál Buy
  • Brno: Sat 16 Nov 2019 / 6:00 pm / Kino Art, velký sál Buy
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