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7th edition: 11 April - 15 April 2018

Lady Bird (2018 Feature Film)

Greta GERWIG | USA | 2017 | color | DCP | 93' | English | d.s.

Most known for acting and screenwriting, Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha) makes her solo directorial debut with this highly praised tragicomedy on teen desire in America. Saoirse Ronan shines as a high school student calling herself 'Lady Bird' and struggling with love and sex, arguing with her mom and dreaming of faraway, expensive New York. Winner Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy.

Actress Greta Gerwig went from the 'Queen of Mumblecore' (naturalistic, no-budget slacker films) to comedy star with Noah Baumbach (Frances Ha, 2012) who is not averse to talk of psychological and relationship issues.

These influences resound in Gerwig's endearing solo directorial debut Lady Bird. Fluidly and with great empathy for her characters, she spotlights the funny and tragic sides of teenage life in her relatively dull hometown Sacramento in 2002. After 9/11, but before the 2008 financial crisis. 

17-year-old high school student Christine aka 'Lady Bird' (Saoirse Ronan) is preoccupied with friendship, love, sex and dreams of a bigger world. In her poor household, she argues with her frustrated mother (Laurie Metcalf). Gerwig's naturalistic, often amusing dialogues come to life thanks to an impressive cast including Lois Smith, Stephen Henderson and Tracy Letts.

Nominated for five Academy Awards, among which Best Motion Picture of the year, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Saoirse Ronan) and Best Achievement in Directing. Winner of a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy and Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy (Saoirse Ronan).

Place: The Cinemas 1

Date: 12 April 2018

Time: 15:30

Duration: 1:11

Place: The Cinemas 1

Date: 13 April 2018

Time: 21:15

Duration: 1:11

Place: The Cinemas 1

Date: 15 April 2018

Time: 11:30

Duration: 1:11

Year in Festival
2018
Director
Greta GERWIG
Camera
Sam Levy
Cast
Saoirse Ronan
Laurie Metcalf
Tracy Letts
Beanie Feldstein
Lucas Hedges
Timothée Chalamet
Country
USA
Editor
Nick Houy
Language
English
Length
93'
Music
Jon Brion
Producer
Eli Bush
Evelyn O'Neill
Scott Rudin
Production Company
Scott Rudin Productions
Entertainment 360
IAC Films
Production Design
Chris Jones
Sales
A24 http://www.a24films.com/films/lady-bird
Scenario
Greta Gerwig
Year of Production
2017
Greta GERWIG

Greta GERWIG (1983, USA) studied English and Philosophy at Barnard College, where she also wrote plays and founded an improv group. She intended to become a playwright, but began working as an actress after meeting with Joe Swanberg, who casted her in his film. With him, she also co-directed her first film Nights and Weekends (2008). Gerwig is an acclaimed actress and co-wrote films in which she also acted, such as the much-awarded Frances Ha (2012) and Mistress America (2015), both with director Noah Baumbach. Her first feature as an independent director, Lady Bird (2017), had its world premiere in Telluride.

Filmography

Nights and Weekends (2008, co-dir), Lady Bird (2017)