Selected by the Directors Branch. Introduction by filmmaker Hannah Fidell.
Selected by the Directors Branch.
A teenage girl, living unhappily with her mother, embarks on a potentially dangerous relationship with her mother’s new boyfriend in this intense coming-of-age drama, which shared the Jury Prize at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. Writer-director Andrea Arnold (American Honey), who won the 2004 Live Action Short Film Oscar for her film Wasp, drew vivid performances from her cast, led by first-time actor Katie Jarvis and rising star Michael Fassbender, and her distinctive sense of mood, place, and personality marked her as a formidable filmmaking talent.
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