1978. Cam is a problematic father: he suffers from a mental disorder and he isn’t much help to his wife Maggie, who has to support their daughters Amelia and Faith on her own. When things get worse, Cam has a breakdown and is hospitalized; Maggie and the girls leave everything behind and move into a shabby apartment so they can be stay close to him. Without a job or any prospects in sight, Maggie starts looking for a solution and she applies to Columbia University’s Business School. Cam will have to take care of their daughters: it will be the beginning of a journey studded with mistakes, which will help him understand in what direction he should steer his life.
Maya Forbes (Cambridge, MA, USA) graduated from Harvard and moved to Los Angeles, where she started working for television. In particular, she was a screenwriter and producer for the channel HBO and its comedy series The Larry Sanders Show for four years. She then moved to cinema and, among other things, wrote screenplays for movies like Seeing Other People (directed by her husband Wally Wolodarsky, 2004), and for the cartoon Monsters vs Aliens (by Rob Letterman and Conrad Vernon, 2009). She also writes lyrics for the band Pink Martini: their singer, China Forbes, is her sister. Infinitely Polar Bear is her directorial debut.
Infinitely Polar Bear (2014).
“When I finished the script for Infinitely Polar Bear, I knew what I wanted to see: a film that was funny, sad, authentic and warm. Warmth was very important to me. I wanted to see a human film about the effects of mental illness on a family. I wanted to see real, resilient children. I wanted to see a movie about love and the hard choices people have to make every day.”
Michael R. Miller
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Mark Ruffalo (Cam Stuart), Zoe Saldana (Maggie Stuart), Imogene Wolodarsky (Amelia Stuart), Ashley Aufderheide (Faith Stuart), Beth Dixon (Pauline Stuart), Keir Dullea (Murray Stuart)
Wally Wolodarsky, Benji Kohn, Bingo Gubelmann, Sam Bisbee, Galt Niederhoffer
Paper Street Films, Park Pictures