STELLA AND THE STAR OF THE ORIENT
directed by Erna Schmidt
Filmed in Germany, this story explores the numerous changes occurring in the past 100 years; in advancing women’s rights, in science and technology, as well as illustrating the rewards of family loyalty.
Ten-year-old Stella, rummaging in her grandmother’s attic, steps into an antique wardrobe and travels 100 years back in time. She meets her own great grandmother and the younger brother, and the three instantly become firm friends. She learns that their family are in serious financial difficulty and may lose their home. Also, she learns that an eccentric uncle has hidden a diamond called the “Star of the Orient” somewhere on the estate.
The children embark on a perilous adventure to find it.