STARS BY THE POUND

France (86 mins, director: Marie-Sophie Chambon)
A science-obsessed teen battles negative assumptions about her body to reach for the stars in Marie-Sophie Chambon's out-of-this-world comedy.

Lois has a dream: to be an astronaut. With her fantastic maths and physics grades you would think she would be encouraged in this ambition, but the adults in her life cannot see beyond her weight and encourage her to seek a career closer to terra firma. When Lois takes to drastic measures in an attempt to become someone she’s not, she meets Amélie, Stannah and Justine – three girls who also struggle with accepting themselves.

A heartfelt ode to female friendship and teenage dreams striving to soar above the expectations of an often-cruel world, Chambon’s buoyant film humorously tackles issues of self-worth and embracing bodies of all shapes and sizes by championing the humanity of its genius heroine, magnetically portrayed by Laure Duchene.

 

 

5 August 201911:00amSofitel Melbourne On Collins AuditoriumPast event
13 August 20191:30pmSofitel Melbourne On Collins AuditoriumPast event

 

Language: French, with English subtitles
Genre: Drama
Classroom discussion points: Body image, friendship, following your dreams, defending yourself
Age suitability advice: Infrequent mild coarse language
MIFF recommends this film as suitable for ages 10+

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