Greta Gerwig

Greta Gerwig at IFFR

Greta GERWIG (1983, USA) studied English and Philosophy at Barnard College, where she also wrote plays and founded an improv group. She intended becoming a playwright, but began working as an actress after meeting Joe Swanberg, who cast 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 award-winning Frances Ha (2012) and Mistress America (2015), both with director Noah Baumbach. Her solo debut as a filmmaker, Lady Bird (2017), won two Golden Globes and earned five Oscar nominations. Although her career as a director is barely under way, both her screenplays and roles usually depict women growing up and trying to come to terms with family members and friends.

Filmography

Nights and Weekends (2008, co-dir), Lady Bird (2017), Little Women (2019)

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Greta Gerwig at IFFR

The films by this director at IFFR