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The Star
Director:Andrej Kolencik
Screenplay: Andrej Kolencik, Lukas Sigmund
Photography: Nikol Suplatova, Peter Važan
Sdition: Petra Vladykova
Sound: Alexander Bori
Music: VVAA
Producers: Filip Krizek
Executive producers: Andrej Kolencik, Cinetype, s.r.o

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Hviezda (The Star)

Andrej Kolencik
20' / 2012 / Slovakia
English and spanish subtitled

Audience vote 6.18

The documentary film Hviezda (The Star) tells the story of Jan Slovak, a 55-year-old welder, who fell in love with acting. His wish began when he got the lead role in a theatrical adaptation of the worst movie of all times, Plan 9 From Outer Space by Ed Wood Jr. The passion for theatre became his destiny.

Main Festivals & Awards

Ganador / Winner 2012 - IFoLT (Zlaty Zobrak), Slovakia
Mención Especial del Jurado / Jury Honorable Mention - 2012 LIsFE, Leiden, Netherlands
Palm Springs Short Fest 2012, USA
DocuFest Atlanta 2012, USA
CinEast 2012, Luxembourg
Black Nights Film Festival 2012, Estonia

Director's Biography

Andrej Kolencik nicknamed Admiral (born on the 3rd of August of 1984 in Bratislava) is a film director and visual artist. He graduated from Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Bratislava. At present he's working as a freelance fiction film director, in animation films and musical videos. He is also program director of the well known Slovak international animation festival Fest Anca. Hviezda is his debut as documentary film director.


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