Marielle Heller’s directorial debut “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” won her the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Excellence in Cinematography at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The film’s stunning details an ’70s-inspired colors can be seen in new stills released for the film.
Based on Phoebe Gloeckner’s novel of the same name, the film follows 15-year-old Minnie Goetze (breakout star Bel Powley), a teenager growing up in 1976 San Francisco, and the affair that develops between herself and her mother’s boyfriend. While Minnie’s mother is out partying and her father is somewhere else entirely, she longs for purpose and affection, and finds that in her mother’s paramour (Alexander Skarsgård).