FICTION
FIRST FILM

Mein Stern

Be My Star

Valeska Grisebach
A love story. A boy and a girl. They set off on the adventure of a relationship. Nicole is fourteen years old and is sure that something important will soon happen in her life. This expectation becomes reality when she meets a boy of the same age named Christopher. He is one of the celebrities of the neighborhood. They become a couple. The fact that Nicole's mother started working nights presents the perfect opportunity: Her parents' apartment is available as a stage on which Nicole and Christopher play husband and wife. They attempt to realize the ideas of love they have formed by observing adults. But things are not as simple as they may seem. This story takes place during a time in the young peoples' lives in which everything seems possible, they hang around public places as if they were movie stars expecting autograph hunters at any minute. At the same time, a job, their own bank accounts, and adult life is waiting. Or maybe it isn't. Time is running out.
Technical Data
Running time: 61
Format: Super-16mm (Blow-up 35mm)
Screen ratio: 1:1.66
Sound: Dolby Stereo
Language spoken: German
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Production year: 2001
Credits
Director(s): Valeska Grisebach
Writer(s): Valeska Grisebach
Cinematographer(s): Bernhard Keller
Key cast: Nicole Gläser, Christopher Schöps, Monique Gläser, Jeanine Gläser, Sebastian Rinka, Christina Sandke
Producer: Valeska Grisebach
Producers: Valeska Grisebach
Premiere:
February 15, 2001
Berlin (Neuer Deutscher Film)
Awards (selection): First Steps Award Best Fiction up to 60’, FIPRESCI Special Mention (Toronto), Best Film (Torino)
Production company
Filmakademie Wien
Metternichgasse 12
1030 Vienna
tel:+43 1 711 552 902
With
HFF Konrad Wolf (D)