Film - Kinderfilmfest Filmfest 2021


Directed by Joya Thome


Director: Joya Thome
Section: Kinderfilmfest
Country: Germany
Year: 2021
Language: German
Version: Original version
Cast: Emilia Kowalski, Michel Koch, Luise Heyer, Ludwig Trepte, Jonas May


An enchanting live-action adaptation of a classic children’s book, featuring a wonderful cast.

After moving to an apartment in the big city, Laura misses her old home in the country. One evening, she sees a small star fall from the sky. She finds it in the park with a broken point and takes it home with her, where she comforts it and puts a Band-Aid on it. Laura and the star then experience magical adventures that make her wildest dreams come true. But the star also longs for its home. Together with her brother and the boy next door, Laura wants to help the star return to space.

Recommended for ages 5 and up.

You can buy tickets for the screening at the associated cinema RIO Filmpalast here.

Meet the director


Joya Thome

Joya Thome was born in Berlin in 1990. She began making short films and working on film sets as a teenager. In addition to her work as a director, assistant director, and caster, she studied education and social sciences in Berlin and New York. The year 2017 saw the release of her feature film debut, KÖNIGIN VON NIENDORF, which received various awards. She also directed several episodes of the popular youth series DRUCK (2020). She is currently working on a motion-picture documentary with the working title FOLLOW ME.


Screenplay: Piet De Rycker, Alexander Lindner, Thilo Graf Rothkirch, Michael Mädel, Claudia Seibl, Joya Thome
Original Material: Klaus Baumgart
Director of Photography: Daniela Knapp
Film Editor: Jamin Benazzouz
Composer: Hans Zimmer, Nick Glennie-Smith, Henning Lohner
Production Designer: Frank Bollinger
Costume Design: Lucia Faust
Sound: Sylvain Remy
Sound design: Laura Matissek, Darius Shahidifar, Klaus Jan Frers
Animation: Steffen Brosseit, Manuel Hufschmid
Make-up artist: Annette Schirmer
Casting director: Jacqueline Rietz
Producer: Christian Becker, Maya Gräfin Rothkirch, Willi Geike
Production Company: Westside Filmproduktion GmbH
Co-Producer: Jörn Radel
Co-Production Company: Rothkirch Cartoon-Film GmbH, Animationsfabrik GmbH
World Sales: Warner Bros. Entertainment GmbH
Distributor: Warner Bros. Entertainment GmbH