Kai Stänicke is a filmlet director from North-Rine Westphalia, Germany. In his shorts he’s mainly dealing with people’s sexual identity, their desires and emotions. Because of the strong intenseness of feelings expressed, COLD STAR motivates the spectator to engross its thoughts. Ongoing light reflections at the walls complete the brilliant short.
„Kai Stänicke succeeds in doing a movie about tolerance and acceptance of sexual identity. With aesthetically polished pictures in slow motion a nearly dreamily impression is created, even pushed by the rhythmic music. An artistically demanding short film in the shape of a highly stylized video clip with profound message“. (German Film and Media Review, 2012)