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by Dyana Gaye


Between Turin, Dakar, and New York, Sophie, Abdoulaye and Thierno’s three destinies cross paths and echo one another, delineating a constellation of exile. Sophie, 24 years old, leaves Dakar to join her husband, Abdoulaye, in Turin. Meanwhile, Abdoulaye has already left for New York through a smuggler’s network. 19-year-old Thierno is traveling in Africa for the first time. With these three characters’ destinies, Des Etoiles takes us on a journey through the diversity of the cities the characters travel to, confronting us with the realities, hopes, and dreams of contemporary emigration.

international title: Under the Starry Sky
original title: Des étoiles
country: France, Senegal
sales agent: Playtime
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Dyana Gaye
film run: 85'
release date: FR 15/01/2014
screenplay: Dyana Gaye, Cécile Vargaftig
cast: Ralph Amoussou, Mata Gabin, Souleymane Seye Ndiaye, Babacar M’Baye Fall, Maya Sansa, Andrei Zayats
cinematography by: Irina Lubtchansky
film editing: Gwen Mallauran
art director: Pierre Ferrari
costumes designer: Malgosia Turzanska
producer: Arnaud Dommerc, Jean-Baptiste Legrand
co-producer: Julie Gayet, Nadia Turincev
production: Andolfi, Centrale électrique, Rouge International, Cinekap
distributor: Haut et Court
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main awards/selection

Toronto International Film Festival 2013
Festival du Film Francophone de Namur 2013

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