Lady Bird

Greta Gerwig

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).

Screenings

  • Pathé 4
    Dutch subtitles
    Fri 26 Jan Buy
  • LantarenVenster 1
    Dutch subtitles
    Mon 29 Jan Buy
  • Pathé 1
    Dutch subtitles
    Thu 1 Feb Buy
  • Pathé 7
    Dutch subtitles
    Sat 3 Feb Buy

More information

Filmmaker
Greta Gerwig
Country
USA
Year
2017
Medium
DCP
Length
93’
Language
English
Producer
Eli Bush, Evelyn O'Neill, Scott Rudin
Production Company
Scott Rudin Productions, Entertainment 360, IAC Films
Sales
A24
Writer
Greta Gerwig
Cinematography
Sam Levy
Editor
Nick Houy
Production Design
Chris Jones
Music
Jon Brion
Cast
Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Beanie Feldstein, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet
Website
http://ladybird.movie/