Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Stars by the Pound
(100 kilos d'étoiles)

 

Year: 2019
Country: FRANCE
Run Time: 88 minutes

Stars by the Pound
Stars by the Pound
Stars by the Pound
Stars by the Pound

Lois has her sights set high: she wants to go to outer space, and she’ll do anything to get there. While she’s certainly intelligent enough, she doesn’t have the stereotypical “athletic” body of an astronaut, as her family, teachers, and the mirror keep reminding her. In preparation for the annual CNES (France’s equivalent to NASA) competition—for which the first prize is a trip on a zero-gravity flight—Lois decides to stop eating entirely. After she passes out in a pool, Lois’s parents send her to a rehab center, where she is given a feeding tube. But Lois’s desire to experience weightlessness does not subside. Along with a ragtag group of troubled teens, Lois runs away to enter the competition as the only all-female group of contestants. Still, if they are going to have any chance at winning, Lois must confront her emotional issues first. A heartwarming comedy about self-acceptance, writer-director Marie-Sophie Chambon’s STARS BY THE POUND is sure to uplift. (In French with subtitles) — E.B.

CIFF44 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 7:15 PM ET

Friday, March 27, 2020 at 11:35 AM ET

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 9:15 AM ET

Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles

Sidebar
Women of the World

Competitions
International Narrative Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Director

Director
Marie-Sophie Chambon

Producers
Diane Jassem, Céline Chapdaniel

Screenwriting
Marie-Sophie Chambon, Anaïs Carpita

Cinematography
Yann Maritaud

Editing
Julie Dupré

Principal Cast
Laure Duchêne, Angèle Metzger, Pauline Serieys, Zoé de Tarlé, Philippe Rebbot, Isabelle De Hertogh

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