9th edition: 21 April – 26 April 2020

Lady Bird (2018 Feature Film)

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.

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Place: The Cinemas 3

Date: 11 April 2019

Time: 22:15

Duration: 1:05

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

Scenario

Greta Gerwig

Year of Production

2017

Website

Greta GERWIG (1983, Verenigde Staten) studeerde Engels en filosofie aan Barnard College in New York, waar ze ook theaterstukken schreef en een improvisatiegroep oprichtte. Ze wilde toneelschrijver worden, maar begon te werken als actrice na haar ontmoeting met Joe Swanberg, die haar castte in zijn films. Samen met Swanberg regisseerde ze haar eerste film Nights and Weekends (2008). De geprezen actrice schreef mee aan scenario’s van films waarin ze ook acteerde, zoals het veelbekroonde Frances Ha (2012) en Mistress America (2015), beide met regisseur Noah Baumbach. Haar eerste film als onafhankelijk regisseur, Lady Bird (2017), beleefde zijn wereldpremière in Telluride.

 

Filmography

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