The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Facts

Genre
Drama
Year
2015
Status
Completed
Director
Marielle Heller
Producer
Miranda Bailey, Anne Carey, Bert Hamelinck, Madeline Samit
Writer
Marielle Heller
Cast
Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård, Kristen Wiig

Logline

Like most fifteen-year-old girls, Minnie Goetze (Bel Powley) is longing for love, acceptance and a sense of purpose in the world. Minnie begins a complex love affair with her mother’s (Kristen Wiig) boyfriend, “the handsomest man in the world,” Monroe Rutherford (Alexander Skarsgård). What follows is a sharp, funny and provocative account of one girl’s sexual and artistic awakening.

Synopsis

Like most fifteen-year-old girls, Minnie Goetze (Bel Powley) is longing for love, acceptance and a sense of purpose in the world. Minnie begins a complex love affair with her mother’s (Kristen Wiig) boyfriend, “the handsomest man in the world,” Monroe Rutherford (Alexander Skarsgård). What follows is a sharp, funny and provocative account of one girl’s sexual and artistic awakening. 

Festivals

Sundance Film Festival

Sundance 2015

Won, Cinematography Award - Dramatic: Brandon Trost

Nominated, Grand Jury Prize - Dramatic: Marielle Heller

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