New movie “Star” from the creator of “Mermaid”

One of the most authoritative blogs on Russian film wrote that the shooting by Armenian director Anna Melikyan’s new film “Star” wrapped up around New Year’s Eve. To the world audience Anna is known as one of the most promising directors according to Variety magazine. Her feature, “Mermaid” won the FIPRESCI prize at the Berlin Film Festival  and the best director prize in “Sundance” (both in 2008). Similar to her previous work, the new movie “Star” is pretty much an independent project. Anna wrote and directed “Star” by herself with production support from “Mars Media Entertainment.” (“Mars” is the name of Anna’s first feature film). The plot of the new movie is a classic “cinderella” romance in a big city. The province girl falls in love with  a young son from a wealthy Moscow business family.  At first glance, “Star” is a rather trivial story. However, we know that Anna Melikyan – a director of original cinematic vision and her story of love in the city of Moscow promises to be something special. In addition, to shoot “Star” Anna invited an outstanding cameraman Alisher Hamidhodzhaev (we know him from”Paper Soldier”, “Everyone Dies But Me”, “Living“) which is also in itself an indicator of quality.
Production studio “Mars Media Entertainment” has not set a date for post-production or release.  Most likely, the strong festival fate awaits the “Star”.  The creators also believe in the commercial success of the new movie.


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