A film we called “a remarkable, ambitious directorial debut” with a “a fascinating feminine story,” “The Girl In The Book” is one of those finds that are discovered outside the usual Berlin/Cannes/Venice/TIFF lineups. Instead, our own Katie Walsh caught the picture at the Los Angeles Film Festival this past summer, and now you see what captured her attention.
Directed by Marya Cohn, and starring Emily VanCamp, Michael Nyqvist, David Call, Michael Cristofer, Talia Balsam, Ana Mulvoy-Ten, Jordan Lage, and Ali Ahn, the story follows a young woman who is forced to confront her past when she crosses paths with a man she hasn’t seen in fifteen years. Here’s the official synopsis:
29-year-old assistant editor and aspiring writer Alice Harvey is funny, smart and emotionally self-destructive. Climbing the ranks at a notable publishing company, she struggles to write her own story, forever stymied by memories of her youthful relationship with her dad’s older best friend, Milan. After 15 years Milan and Alice’s paths cross once again, forcing them to confront events that have long gone unaddressed.
“The Girl In The Book” opens on December 11th. Watch the new trailer below. [Live For Films]