“Starlight” is so French that it hurts. Sure, it’s really just a soap opera set in a French abstract morality play. But, it also has Iggy Pop playing the living conscience of a clown. The clown is the dude from Holy Motors. So, all of the arthouse kids are squealing while crickets chirp throughout the rest of the country. Now it’s time for the magic question. Was it any good?

Kinda. What else are you looking to hear? It’s 99 minutes of a film that bounces back and forth between cheap and surreal. The visuals never punch up to a point to grab the attention. Yet, you keep wondering if they’re going to do anything more with Iggy Pop. They don’t and the film ends. Hopefully, you can swing that.


  • Nothing


  • 2.39:1 1080p transfer
  • LPCM 2.0


  • 94%
    Video - 94%
  • 94%
    Audio - 94%
  • 90%
    Film Score - 90%

The Plot Thus Far

Set in the dunes near the North Sea, a small circus company is suffering from a serious lack of audience for their shows. The most to be worried of is the two love triangle among the troupe leading the desperate ones to call on magic and spells. Angele, the diaphanous ballerina, her clown lover Elliot and the circus ringmaster, full of cruelty and disturbed by fits of schizophrenia on one side, and Zohra in love with Elliot, haunted by an uncanny conscience. Secrets, jealousy, envy will progressively take hold of them and trigger some irreversible acts.


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