The Diary of a Teenage Girl

US DRAMATIC SPECIAL JURY AWARD: EXCELLENCE IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

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YEAR 2014

SECTION U.S. Dramatic Competition

COUNTRY U.S.A.

RUN TIME 102 min

Based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Phoebe Gloeckner, The Diary of a Teenage Girl recounts the coming-of-age adventures of Minnie Goetze, a San Francisco teenager growing up in the counterculture haze of the 1970s.

Lonely and artistic, Minnie chronicles her trials through expressive drawings and painfully honest missives confided to a tape recorder. One fateful evening alone with her mother's boyfriend, Minnie is confronted with her burgeoning sexuality for the first time, and suddenly this precocious teen is in way over her head.

In an astonishing feature debut, writer/director Marielle Heller renders a hybrid of live-action and animation, offering a subtle, detailed window into the psyche of a bright, young woman. Brimming with wit and intelligence, and spurred by exquisite performances from Alexander Skarsgård, Kristen Wiig, and a star-making turn by Bel Powley as Minnie, The Diary of a Teenage Girl captures the anxiety, passion, and wonder of adolescence. —D.C.

COMPANY Caviar

WEBSITE http://www.caviarcontent.com

EMAIL madeline.samit@caviarcontent.com

PHONE 3103963400

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Artist Bio

Marielle Heller is a director/screenwriter/actor/playwright. She was a Sundance Institute Labs screenwriting and directing fellow, and was honored with the Lynn Auerbach Screenwriting Fellowship and the Maryland Film Fellowship. Her first love was the theatre, and she has performed in theatres all over the world.