CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?

by Marielle Heller
CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? - COPIA ORIGINALE

Informations

Nation: USA

Year: 2018

Length: 107'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

Lee Israel is a best-selling celebrity biographer – and cat lover – who made her living in the 1970s and 80s profiling the likes of Katherine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estée Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When she found herself unable to get published because she had fallen out of step with the marketplace, Lee made a bold and irreversible career change: she turned her art form to crime, theft and deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack.

Director

Marielle Heller

Marielle Heller

Marielle Heller (Marin County, CA, USA, 1979) initially began guest starring on sit-coms and later she transitioned to the big screen in the action comedy MacGruber (2010). Her directing career began in 2012, when she was awarded both the Sundance Screenwriting and Directing Fellowships, the Maryland Film Festival Fellowship, and the Lynn Auerbach Screenwriting Fellowship. For her debut feature, she adapted and directed Phoebe Gloeckner’s novel, The Diary of a Teenage Girl. The film received critical acclaim at Sundance and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. It also won the Grand Prix of the Generation 14plus at the Berlin International Film Festival. In television, she has also directed episodes of acclaimed tv series such as Transparent and Casual. Can You Ever Forgive Me? is her second feature film.

Filmography:
The Diary of a Teenage Girl (Diario di una teenager, 2015), Transparent (serie tv/tv series, 1 ep., 2015), Casual (serie tv/tv series, 2 ep., 2016), Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Copia originale, 2018).

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Marielle Heller
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty
fotografia/cinematography
Brandon Trost
montaggio/film editing
Anne McCabe
costumi/costume design
Arjun Bhasin
scenografia/production design
Stephen Carter
musica/music
Nate Heller, Howard Paar
suono/sound
Adam Bennati
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Melissa McCarthy (Lee Israel), Richard E. Grant (Jack Hock), Dolly Wells (Anna), Jane Curtin (Marjorie), Ben Falcone (Alan Schmidt), Anna Deavere Smith (Elaine), Stephen Spinella (Paul)
produttori/producers
Anne Carey, Amy Nauiokas, David Yarnell
produzione/production
Archer Gray Production

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contatti/contacts
20TH Century Fox
www.20thfox.it

Director statement

“I want to be able to tell stories about women who society would otherwise ignore and not look at closely, and Lee is somebody who was certainly very flawed, but also really resourceful and ingenious. […] She figured out a way to survive and to keep going, and most of all, she had some real fun while doing it.”

Synopsis Learn more

Lee Israel is a best-selling celebrity biographer – and cat lover – who made her living in the 1970s and 80s profiling the likes of Katherine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estée Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When she found herself unable to get published because she had fallen out of step with the marketplace, Lee made a bold and irreversible career change: she turned her art form to crime, theft and deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack.

Director All about direction

Marielle Heller

Marielle Heller

Marielle Heller (Marin County, CA, USA, 1979) initially began guest starring on sit-coms and later she transitioned to the big screen in the action comedy MacGruber (2010). Her directing career began in 2012, when she was awarded both the Sundance Screenwriting and Directing Fellowships, the Maryland Film Festival Fellowship, and the Lynn Auerbach Screenwriting Fellowship. For her debut feature, she adapted and directed Phoebe Gloeckner’s novel, The Diary of a Teenage Girl. The film received critical acclaim at Sundance and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. It also won the Grand Prix of the Generation 14plus at the Berlin International Film Festival. In television, she has also directed episodes of acclaimed tv series such as Transparent and Casual. Can You Ever Forgive Me? is her second feature film.

Filmography:
The Diary of a Teenage Girl (Diario di una teenager, 2015), Transparent (serie tv/tv series, 1 ep., 2015), Casual (serie tv/tv series, 2 ep., 2016), Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Copia originale, 2018).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Marielle Heller
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty
fotografia/cinematography
Brandon Trost
montaggio/film editing
Anne McCabe
costumi/costume design
Arjun Bhasin
scenografia/production design
Stephen Carter
musica/music
Nate Heller, Howard Paar
suono/sound
Adam Bennati
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Melissa McCarthy (Lee Israel), Richard E. Grant (Jack Hock), Dolly Wells (Anna), Jane Curtin (Marjorie), Ben Falcone (Alan Schmidt), Anna Deavere Smith (Elaine), Stephen Spinella (Paul)
produttori/producers
Anne Carey, Amy Nauiokas, David Yarnell
produzione/production
Archer Gray Production

**
contatti/contacts
20TH Century Fox
www.20thfox.it

Director statement Read more

“I want to be able to tell stories about women who society would otherwise ignore and not look at closely, and Lee is somebody who was certainly very flawed, but also really resourceful and ingenious. […] She figured out a way to survive and to keep going, and most of all, she had some real fun while doing it.”