The Little Hours

About

Medieval nuns Alessandra (Alison Brie), Fernanda (Aubrey Plaza), and Ginevra (Kate Micucci) lead a simple life in their convent. Their days are spent chafing at monastic routine, spying on one another, and berating the estate’s day laborer. After a particularly vicious insult session drives the peasant away, Father Tommasso (John C. Reilly) brings on new hired hand Massetto (Dave Franco), a virile young servant forced into hiding by his angry lord. Introduced to the sisters as a deaf-mute to discourage temptation, Massetto struggles to maintain his cover as the repressed nunnery erupts in a whirlwind of pansexual horniness, substance abuse, and wicked revelry.

Loaded with comedic talent and written with an off-kilter, yet knowing touch, The Little Hours is an immensely charming romp. Writer/director Jeff Baena’s riotous follow-up to Sundance Film Festival favorites Life After Beth and Joshy has transferred the nervy comedic energy from his earlier work to the Middle Ages with hilarious results.


YEAR 2016

SECTION Midnight

COUNTRY U.S.A.

RUN TIME 90 min

COMPANY Destro Films

EMAIL jab7784@gmail.com

PHONE (917) 805-2494

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Artist Bio

Jeff Baena

Jeff Baena is a writer and director currently living in Los Angeles. He grew up in Miami, Florida, and studied film production at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Baena co-wrote Fox Searchlight’s I Heart Huckabees with David O. Russell. His directorial debut, Life After Beth, premiered in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Baena's second feature, Joshy, premiered in the same competition in 2016.