Directed by Liza Johnson (“Return”), the film is adapted by Mark Poirier (“Goats”) from a short story by Canadian author Alice Munro. Here’s the official synopsis:
HATESHIP LOVESHIP is a multi-dimensional portrait of a young
woman who has a life-altering effect on a fractured family. Kristen Wiig stars
as Johanna Parry, a profoundly shy, unadorned woman who is hired by Mr.
McCauley (Nick Nolte) as a housekeeper and a primary caregiver to his
granddaughter Sabitha (Hailee Steinfeld). When Sabitha uses technology to
foster a pseudo-relationship between her widowed father and new caretaker,
Johanna is finally able to indulge in something long missing from her life: the
dream of a future and a home of her own.
No word yet on a stateside release.