Estrellita is a contemporary story about an old violin, which triggers a violent conflict among the protagonists, reaching to extremes of love, music and greed. When Mihael Fabiani, a famous violinist, passes away he does not leave behind just his precious instrument but also a few delicate secrets that, when revealed, upset his widow Dora deeply. Emotionally broken down, Dora donates the violin to a gifted boy from a poor family. The boy is obviously very talented and makes a significant progress playing the violin. Dora is delighted to witness that the musical soul of that wonderful instrument lives on, when her spoiled and frustrated son Julian enters the scene. Julian has more than just a financial motivation; he also claims his legitimate legacy. The conflict between romance and money intensifies and becomes much more complex. An unexpected love threatens to ruin interpersonal relations on a much wider front, but eventually it disarms both sides. Love is sometimes far from being simple. In many ways, it is like music - some believe in it while others don't.
Partners & financing
Produced by VERTIGO / EMOTIONFILM (Slovenia) and
MEDIOPOLIS FILM (Germany).
Co-Produced by PRODUKCIJA F.I.S.T. (Bosnia & Herzegovina),
FS VIBA FILM (Slovenia), RTV SLOVENIA, FEDERAL TV, Bosnia & Herzegovina,
Supported by SLOVENIAN FILM FUND, MDM - Mitteldeutsche Medienfoerderung, FOUNDATION FOR CINEMATOGRAPHY, Bosnia & Herzegovina