Colourful feature debut from experienced producer Minarro offers an almost hallucinatory look into the world of Amadeo van Savoy, who for two years was king of an ungovernable Spain around 1870. This intriguing episode is transformed into a plea for beauty, creativity and joy.

Original title: Stella Cadente, English title: Falling Star, Country: Spain, 
Production year: 2013, Format: -, Son: - Lenght: 111', Aspect ratio: 1.85:1Frame rate: -


Alex Brendemühl – El Rei Amadeu de Savoia, Barbara Lennie – La Reina Maria Victoria, Lola Dueñas – Eloïsa, Lorenzo Balducci – Lorenzo


Director/Producer: Luis Miñarro, Assistant director: Pol Rodriguez, Screenwriters: Luis Miñarro, Sergi Belbel, Production Company: Eddie Saeta SA, Current state: Completed, World sales: Luxbox, DOP: Jimmy Gimferrer, Production Design: Sebastian Vogler, Costume design: MercePaloma, Make up: Monica Gomez, Editor: Nuria Esquerra, Sound: Dani Fontodrona, Sound design:  Ricard Casals, Alejandro Castillo

Festivals& Awards

Rotterdam International Film Festival

Gaudi Awards 2015
Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design
11 other nominations

Tirana International Film Festival, Al
Jury Awards for Best Cinematography and Best Director

Premios Fénix
Nominated for Best Actor (Alex Brendemühl) and Best Art Direction

T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival (Poland)
International Competition

Festival Internacional de Cinema d'Autor de Barcelona
Karlovy Vary Film Festival
New Horizons Film Festival
Gent International Film Festival
Vienna International Film Festival
Torino Film Festival


Luis Miñarro

Director/ Screenwriter/Producer

Luis Miñarro was born in 1949 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Luis Miñarro Albero. He is a producer and director, known for Stella cadente (2014), Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall  His Past Lives (2010) and El muerto y ser feliz (2012).


2015, Escudella/Meat Stew (Short Film)

2012, 101 (Documentary Short)

2009, Familystrip (Documentary)

2009, Blow Horn