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Bare Skyer Beveger Stjernene

Bare Skyer Beveger Stjernene
Jan Tore Kristoffersen

Jan Tore Kristoffersen

Screen Time: 75%
Role: Jakob
Age: 11 years old
Thea Sofie Rusten

Thea Sofie Rusten

Screen Time: 100%
Role: Maria
Age: 10 years old

 

Bare Skyer Beveger Stjernene

1998
Only Clouds Move the Stars (USA), Nur Wolken Bewegen Die Sterne (Germany)
Rating: 8.5 (10 votes)
Directed: Torun Lian
Country: Norway
Language: Norwegian
Genre: Coming of Age, Drama
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0157356

Summary

Eleven year old Maria has lost her little brother to cancer. Having disappeared into herself, her mother is no longer there for Maria and her father struggles to keep the family together. Maria meets Jacob, who is the same age as she, but with a completely different attitude. Jacob is outgoing, exciting, funny and has wisdom way beyond his tender years. He gradually pulls Maria out of her shell and enables her to come to decisions which will affect her entire life.

Movie Reviews

Only Clouds Move the Stars
By Ted Shen
From the Chicago Reader

Maria's younger brother has died of cancer, her father is despondent, and her mother has slipped into a prolonged depression, but while visiting her aunt she meets a young boy who helps her reenergize her family. Norwegian director Torun Lian handles this potentially maudlin material with craft and intelligence, delving into the adults' emotional withdrawal and the daughter's craving for solace and affection. Svein Krovel's elegant cinematography constantly probes the facade of calm composure embodied by the family's sterile modernist home.