Stella Days is a 2011 film in which Martin Sheen plays the role of a Roman Catholic priest in rural Ireland during the mid-1950s. Based on the book Stella Days: The Life and Times of a Rural Irish Cinema, written by Michael Doorley. It is based on the true story of how a small cinema came into being in the town of Borrisokane in County Tipperary. Filming took place in the town of Fethard rather than Borrisokane. The film was screened in front of an invited audience in the Clarke Memorial Hall, Borrisokane on 24 March 2012.
Stella (Greek: Στέλλα) is a 1955 Greek film is a retelling of Carmen featuring Melina Mercouri. The film was directed by the Greek Cypriot Michael Cacoyannis and written by Cacoyannis and Iakovos Kambanelis. The music was composed by Manos Hadjidakis and Vassilis Tsitsanis. Stella was originally intended to be a stage play with the title Stella with the Red Gloves, but it was never staged. It has been claimed that this story was the perfect vehicle for the thirty-five-year-old Mercouri's film debut. Indeed, it was the hit that Melina Mercouri needed. The film sparked great controversy, and although it was initially rejected by Greek critics, it is now considered one of the five greatest Greek films. At the 1955 Cannes Film Festival, where the film was screened, Melina met Jules Dassin, her future husband, mentor, and director. He helped her to secure major roles in such films as Topkapi, Never on Sunday, Phaedra, and 10:30 P.M. Summer, which have become major international successes.
Stella Does Tricks is a 1996 film about a young Glaswegian girl, played by Kelly Macdonald, working as a prostitute in London. The film was the first feature film directed by Coky Giedroyc, inspired by her previous work making documentaries about homeless people in Glasgow, Manchester, and London, and provided Macdonald with her first film role after Trainspotting. The film has been described as "an uncompromisingly feminist text, in which the Baby Doll turns Avenger", and by Lawrence van Gelder of the New York Times as a "bleak, perceptive portrait of the prostitute as a young girl torn between the need for genuine love and a career of sexual exploitation". Despite the film centering on the lives of female prostitutes, the only nudity in the film is male nudity. The screenplay was written by the novelist A. L. Kennedy, and draws in part on one of her earlier stories, Friday Payday. Cinematography was by frequent Ken Loach collaborator Barry Ackroyd.
When Canadian diplomat Maya (Lisa Ray) and her stay-at-home husband, Michael (Don McKellar), are relocated to exotic New Dehli, they inherit a household of Indian servants ruled by the sweet and charming Stella (Seema Biswas). An out-of-work chef back home, Michael implores Stella to impart her culinary wisdom and help him spice up his own repertoire. After some initial resistance, she agrees to mentor the wide-eyed westerner. As the two prepare a mouthwatering array of colourful and sumptuous cuisines, an unlikely bond begins to form. But Stella isn't who she appears to be. In fact, she's secretly cooking up a few schemes of her own...