Cleopatra Entertainment LLC, the movie division of famed indie record label Cleopatra Records, has acquired all domestic rights to Starlight, a feature film by French film maker Sophie Blondy, coming to Blu-ray and VOD on May 9th.
Set in the dunes near the North Sea, a small circus company is suffering from a serious lack of audience for their shows. Spectators are rare but the magic of the circus still thrives.
Each performer rehearses and performs new numbers, but this fragile balance will quickly shatter to unveil their real nature and their most obscure feelings. The circus will then become a place of romantic lust where each will use their powers to satisfy their desires.
Angele, the diaphanous ballerina, her clown lover Elliot and the circus ringmaster, full of cruelty and disturbed by fits of schizophrenia on one side. Zohra in love with Elliot, haunted by an uncanny conscience on the other side. Secrets, jealousy, envy will progressively take hold of them and trigger some irreversible acts. The life of the circus will then take a whole new turn. Iggy Pop appears throughout the film as an “angel” type character.
Starlight was selected and screened at Tallinn – Black Nights Film Festival (Estonia, 2013), Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 2013), Moscow – International Film Festival (Russia, 2013), Rendez-vous with New French Cinema in Rome (2013), and at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Netherlands, 2013).
Sophie Blondy’s Filmography:
2016 L’etoile Du Jour – (Feature Film)
2007 La Nuova Vita – (Short)
2005 Love & Transmission – (Medium-length Film)
2003 L’homme Que J’attends – (Medium-length Film)
2000 Elle Et Lui Au 14ème Étage – (Feature Film)
About Cleopatra Records:
Since its inception in 1992, the L.A.-based independent record label founded by Brian Perera has brought alternative and underground music acts – from goth rock icons Christian Death to proto-industrial legends Chrome to space rock hero Nik Turner of Hawkwind – to wider audiences all over the world. In addition, the label has released albums by multi-platinum recording artist/producer Todd Rundgren, Grammy Award-nominated Judy Collins, and speed rock kings Motörhead, plus indie rock band Magic Wands, punk rock legends Anti-Nowhere League, multi-faceted icon William Shatner, and many others.