The Northern Star

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A young idealist wandering around 18th-century Italy is confronted by a number of intriguing historical characters as he collects objects for his upcoming public museum, which nobody needs except for him.

Young idealist Nikolaus von Himsel, who wanders around 18th-century Italy, is confronted by a number of intriguing characters as he collects historical artefacts for his upcoming public museum. He makes his journey through a colourful historical world mixed with a lively imagination and playful music.

Director’s statement
I want to make this movie because I would love to be my character, who has a clear heart and the strength to lift everyone. I would love to see a society where humans are rich by making do without unnecessary things, by having open hearts, by having the time to stop and look around to see how fragile our world is. The world is a miracle. But sometimes you need someone who can show those miracles to you!


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Director and Scriptwriter

Kārlis Vītols


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Animation Technique

2D cutout

Production company

Studija kokles

CEE Animation is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and co-funded by state funds and foundations and professional organisations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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