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INFINITELY POLAR BEAR

INFINITELY POLAR BEAR
by Maya Forbes
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Duration: 88'


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.

Biography

film director

Maya Forbes

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.

FILMOGRAFIA

Infinitely Polar Bear (2014).

Declaration

film director

“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.” 

Cast

& Credits

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Maya Forbes
fotografia/cinematography
Bobby Bukowski
montaggio/film editing
Michael R. Miller
scenografia/production design
Carl Sprague
costumi/costume design
Kasia Walicka-Maimone
musica/music
Theodore Shapiro
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)
produttori/producers
Wally Wolodarsky, Benji Kohn, Bingo Gubelmann, Sam Bisbee, Galt Niederhoffer
produzione/production
Paper Street Films, Park Pictures
coproduttore/coproducer
Erika Hampson
coproduzione/coproduction
Bed Robot, KGB Media
distribuzione/distribution
Good Films
contatti/contacts
Good Films
Francesco Melzi D'Eril
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