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Lena Dunham’s “Catherine Called Birdy” Will Make World Premiere at TIFF

Lena Dunham’s “Catherine Called Birdy” Will Make World Premiere at TIFF


Lena Dunham kicked off her yr by premiering her newest directorial effort, “Sharp Stick,” at Sundance. Now there’s phrase she’ll be beginning her autumn by screening yet one more movie at one other prestigious fest. Selection reviews the multi-hyphenate will world premiere her medieval kids’s pic “Catherine Known as Birdy” at TIFF in September.

Described as a “ardour venture” for Dunham, the long-in-the-works “Catherine Known as Birdy” is tailored from Karen Cushman’s 1994 historic YA novel of the identical title. Set in 1290 England, the movie “focuses on Girl Catherine (Bella Ramsey), the youngest little one of Lord Rollo (Andrew Scott) and Girl Aislinn (Billie Piper). When Catherine’s mother and father try to repair their monetary woes by marrying her off to a rich man, she counteracts by scaring off her potentials suitors, leading to stress between the spirited and unbiased younger lady and her conventional mother and father,” per the supply.

“I needed to focus on this lady who was dwelling within the fallacious time,” Dunham has mentioned of the venture. “If she was dwelling in 2022, she could be a fairly basic tomboy or in a position to discover the gender binary, she’d have the ability to play all of the sports activities she needed,” the “Ladies” star-creator mentioned. “However there are nonetheless as we all know, big challenges to being a lady nowadays, and a teenage lady.”

Dunham wrote, produced, and directed “Catherine Known as Birdy,” and seems in a supporting position. The movie may have a restricted theatrical run starting September 23 earlier than touchdown on Prime Video October 7.

“Sharp Stick” will open in theaters July 29 and hit VOD August 16. The cringe comedy sees a naïve, sexually inexperienced 26-year-old lady (Kristine Froseth) embarking on an affair with a married man. Dunham made her characteristic directorial debut with 2009’s “Inventive Nonfiction” and adopted it up with 2010’s “Tiny Furnishings.” She obtained eight Emmy nominations for her work on “Ladies.” Since then, her credit have included “Tenting,” “Era,” and “Business.”

TIFF will run September 8-18. Gina Prince-Bythewood’s “The Lady King” and Sanaa Lathan’s characteristic directorial debut, “On the Come Up,” are additionally set to display.

Take a look at a beforehand launched clip for “Catherine Known as Birdy” under.





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