Directors' Showcase / UK premiere


  • Sylvie Verheyde /
  • France /
  • 2008 /
  • 103 mins

Léora Barbara, Karole Rocher, Benjamin Biolay, Melissa Rodrigues, Laëtitia Guerard, Guillaume Depardieu / Fiction / French

A smart, witty and stylish account of an eventful French girlhood.

Sylvie Verheyde

After directing several award-winning short films, Sylvie Verheyde's first feature film Brother was selected by Cannes Film Festival in the Cinemas in France section. Since then, she has directed Princesses (2000), as well as television movies A Woman’s Love (2001) and Sang froid (2007). Stella is her third feature film.

2009 Archive

Image from Stella

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  • #1 Lee Hearl / Saturday 27 June, 2009 / 18:00 GMT

    I enjoyed this film very much. I wish I had asked, however: did Sylvie get back the boy who punched her on her first day, and did she speak to Eric in her second year at school?

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