PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews Martha Stephens, director of the film To the Stars.
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An interview with Martha Stephens, whose new film To the Stars had its international premiere in the official competition of the 2019 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic. The director chats with us about several aspects of her film, the significance of it being set in the ’60s, the importance of empathy, the role of stereotypes within the cinematic language and more.
To the Stars: Bullied by her classmates, reclusive Iris finds small-town life pure torment; for self-assured Maggie, however, moving to the provinces provides an opportunity to stand out from the rest. A film excelling in finely wrought detail that takes us back to the 1960s, a time when society, bound by gender prejudice, detested the idea of individuality in women.