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Transitioning to adulthood isn’t always easy. And it especially isn’t easy if you’re coming up on your 30s, living in the back of your mother’s garden, and spending your days making videos that no one is allowed to see. With this year’s Tribeca Film Festival’s controversial lead-up – from a low number of female directors to contentious screenings – “Adult Life Skills” looks like a film that could be one to keep an eye out for.
Featuring a strong female cast and director, “Adult Life Skills” tells the story of Anna (Jodie Whittaker), whose life comes to a head when her school friend comes back home to visit, leading Anna to finally escape her self-imposed isolation. Anna soon becomes entangled in the affairs of a Westerner-obsessed eight-year-old boy and an awkward real estate agent, making her question her dignity, self-confidence, and most importantly, her ability to be the person she wants to be.
The film will make its world premiere as part of the Tribeca Viewpoints section on April 17 at the Bowtie Cinemas Theater.
Until then, check out Indiewire’s exclusive clip above.