The Starry sky above me

Le Ciel étoilé au dessus de ma tête

Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Year: 2017
Duration: 77 min

Director: Ilan Klipper
Scenario: Ilan Klipper

Cast: Laurent Poitrenaux, Camille Chamoux, Marilyne Canto

Programme selection: 360°

Schedule on the Cinema City festival:
Saturday, Sep 2, 2017 @ 20:30 - Nazorova Open Air Cinema


Bruno published a fiery first novel in 1996, generating a headline splashed throughout the press: "There was a before and after The Starry Sky Above My Head." Twenty-years later, fifty-year-old Bruno is single, has no children, and shares an apartment with a young FEMEN activist. He gets up at two in the afternoon and spends most of his days in his shorts waiting for inspiration. As far as he's concerned, everything is fine, but his family and close friends are worried.


Ilan Klipper begins by making documentaries in a direct-style tradition: no comments, no voice over. Following Frederic Weiseman's inpiration, he co-directs in with Virgil Vernier a diptych of two documentaries about the Police, Commissariat ("Police station") and Flics ("Cops" - 2009) selected in many festivals and broadcasted on national TV. His short film documentary, Pandore (2011, co directed with Virgil Vernier) has been nominated for the Cesar in best short film category. He is exploring as well the psychiatric Insitution in his long documentary film, Sainte Anne (2010) broadcasted on Arte and awarded in Nyon festival. His first short fiction film, Juke Box (2014), starring the french singer Christophe, is awarded at Clermont film festival and Angers, In addition the documentary is also a hit at the wordery. His privileged themes (enclosure, artistic creation, love) is treated with humour in his first long feature film, The Starry sky above me, a tragical-comedy shot in twelve days with great actors such as Laurent Poitrenaux (Victoria) and Camille Chamoux (Les Gazelles).