Stars by the Pound
Dir: Marie-Sophie Chambon
Sixteen-year-old physics whiz Lois wants one thing: to travel to space. But heavyset people like Lois don’t get to be astronauts. Weighed down by her genetic makeup, Lois starves herself to get trim and suffers a series of fainting spells which land her in a clinic where she meets three other girls struggling with their own issues. Together they break out and embark on an adventure to a national science
competition in Toulouse, and the opportunity to win a zero-gravity flight.
Director Marie-Sophie Chambon
Cast Laure Duchene, Angèle Metzger, Pauline Serieys, Zoé De Tarlé, Philippe Rebbot | 2017 | France | 86 mins | French with English subtitles.
“A heartfelt ode to female friendship and teenage dreams striving to soar above the expectations of an often-cruel world.” – Melbourne International Film Festival catalogue