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This film was last shown on 30 December 2018

Based on her upbringing in Sacramento, Greta Gerwig’s multi award-winning debut follows Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson as she not so much approaches, but rather hurtles towards womanhood. Desperate to leave her small hometown for the city, and fearful of the “un-special sex” she’s been told awaits her, Lady Bird sins her way through her senior year at a Catholic high school. At the heart of the film is the relationship between Lady Bird and her mother, which cycles beautifully between fiery conflict and overwhelming love.

The combination of Gerwig’s direction and writing, and Saoirse Ronan’s formidable performance in the title role is electric. Laurie Metcalf stars as Marion, her strong-willed and steadfast mother, with the heartbreakingly brilliant Tracy Letts as Lady Bird’s father. Love interests - in the form of theatre nerd, Danny (Lucas Hedges) and apathetic intellectual, Kyle (Timothée Chalamet) - pack unsentimental nostalgic punches at adolescent romance.


Greta Gerwig
94 mins
Laurie Metcalf, Saoirse Ronan, Timothee Chalamet, Tracy Letts


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