Set in the dunes near the North Sea, a small circus company is suffering from a serious lack of audience for their shows. The most to be worried of is the two love triangle among the troupe leading the desperate ones to call on magic and spells. Angele, the diaphanous ballerina, her clown lover Elliot and the circus ringmaster, full of cruelty and disturbed by fits of schizophrenia on one side, and Zohra in love with Elliot, haunted by an uncanny conscience.

Secrets, jealousy, envy will progressively take hold of them and trigger some irreversible acts. 

Original title: L'étoile du Jour
Produced by: Heloïse Films
About director
  • Sophie Blondy

    Sophie Blondy trained as an actress, a ballerina, and a theatre director, putting on stage John Berry’s works. She then worked with directors like Andrzej Zulawski, Bruno Nuytten and Tran Anh Hung before majoring in film studies; in 2000 she directed her first feature film Elle et lui au 14ème étage with Guillaume Depardieu. In the following years she directed three medium-length features and Starlight, her second full-length feature.

Festival(s) & Award(s)
  • Manaki Brothers (2015)
  • Molodist (2015)