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Postition among the Stars

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Dutch documentary film POSITION AMONG THE STARS, directed by Leonard Retel Helmrich, has reached the status of Cristal Film for more than 10.000 tickets sold since its theatrical release in The Netherlands on March 3, 2011. It is the tenth film to receive the Cristal Film award.

POSITION AMONG THE STARS completes his trilogy about Jakarta's Shamsuddin family. Retel Helmrich started following the Shamsuddins as a way to portray Indonesia's many social upheavals: nascent democracy, the widening income gap and the rise of a more militant Islam in the world's fourth-largest Muslim nation.

Previously POSITION AMONG THE STARS has been awarded the World Cinema Special Jury Prize for Best Documentary at Sundance, both Best Feature-Length Documentary and Best Dutch Documentary at IDFA, and the Big Stamp Award for Best Film of the International Competition at ZagrebDox.

The Cristal Film is a prize for Dutch documentaries for more than 10.000 tickets sold. The prize is presented by the Netherlands Film Festival and the Netherlands Film Fund since 2001 and is intended to encourage the Dutch film industry and motivate the general public to go and see Dutch films. Fiction feature films that attract 100.000, 400.000 and 1.000.000 visitors receive the Golden/Platinum/Diamond Film Award.

POSITION AMONG THE STARS is produced by Scarabee Films (Hetty Naijkens-Retel Helmrich). The film is distributed in The Netherlands by Cinema Delicatessen.

For more information:

The Netherlands Filmfestival

Scarabee Films
Ph: + 31 10 477 1948

Sales: Films Transit International
Ph: + 1 514 844 3358

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