Image of Greta Gerwig by Erik Madigan Heck for The New York Times
Greta Gerwig is an audacious talent, as an actress. Now, as writer/director with this film called “Ladybird” she has moved to whole other level.
The film is yet to release in Australia but keep an eye open for the dates I don’t think, from what I’ve read, you’ll be disappointed.
The New York Times says ….
“This, Gerwig explained to me recently, was the first inkling she had that she was a Writer-with-a-capital-W. We were having breakfast at Cafe Cluny in the West Village to discuss her new film, “Lady Bird,” which she directed from a script she wrote. I asked her why she submitted the pee story to the literary journal. Wasn’t she afraid that the other kids would find out what had happened? “I knew in it there was a story that was funny and sweet,” she said, gesturing over her eggs as if she were conducting them.”
The New Yorker says ……
“In “Lady Bird,” Gerwig tells a coming-of-age story for a young woman in Sacramento, set between the fall of 2002 and the fall of 2003, that’s loosely autobiographical, cognate with very general aspects of her life. Gerwig, like the film’s protagonist, Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (played by Saoirse Ronan), grew up in Sacramento, attended a Catholic high school, and went to New York for college. But what’s most significantly personal about “Lady Bird” isn’t the setup but the details—the emotional world of its characters, the touches of whimsy and grace with which she creates it.”
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