Centred on the darker side of Hollywood, renowned director David Cronenberg takes the viewer on a journey through the carnage of its inhabitant’s constant struggle to become and remain famous. Following a diva who’s desperately and ferociously chasing her dream role, a young personal assistant, an aspiring screenwriter driving a limo, a therapist and his egoistic and drug addicted mega-star son, »Maps to the Stars« portrays a culture where fame is fleeting and only youth and beauty matters.Cronenberg’s satirical film, which borders on pure horror, offers a nastier take on previously explored subject matter. Staying true to the visual and narrative style that has made Cronenberg one of the world’s most distinct and intriguing directors, the film portrays Hollywood as a modern day Babylon, where the price for fame and fortune is your soul. Julianne Moore’s portrayal of the insecure diva won her the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival.

Maps to the Stars poster
Title
Maps to the Stars
Director
David Cronenberg
Country
Canada, USA, Germany, France
Length
111 min
Festival
2014
Section
American Independents
Language
English
Subtitle
No subtitles
Premiere status
Nordic Premiere
Production year
2014
Original title
Maps to the Stars
Cast
Robert Pattinson, Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack
Producer
Saïd Ben Saïd, Martin Katz, Michel Merkt
Script
Bruce Wagner
Music
Howard Shore
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