“What model of your self do you wish to be?” Gillian Jacobs is requested within the trailer for “The Seven Faces of Jane.” Along with starring, the “Group” alumna directs alongside Gia Coppola (“Palo Alto”), Xan Cassavetes (“Kiss of the Damned”), Boma Iluma (“Consolation”), Ryan Heffington (“Child Driver”), Julian J. Acosta (“What Bitch?”), Ken Jeong (“The Hangover”), and Alex Takacs (“Below the God, Half 2”). Every phase combines to make “The Seven Faces of Jane.”
The movie tells the story of Jane (Jacobs), a younger, devoted mom main an earthly life — as she admits within the trailer, she “can’t keep in mind the final time [she] felt free.” Jane’s adventures start after sending her little one to sleepaway camp. She embarks on a street journey the place she encounters a peculiar solid of characters and much more peculiar occasions, together with a stranger who calls her with an providing: “I’ve one thing new for you, one thing you’ll love,” she’s instructed.
One other scene sees Jane confronting her doppelgänger when she inexplicably seems within the diner she’s in. “Wait a second, who’re you?” she calls for. “I’m Jane, who’re you?” her double retorts earlier than the previous Jane launches on the latter with a butter knife.
Amidst the weird encounters on the street, Jane – who “thinks about everyone else on a regular basis” as a substitute of herself – additionally finds the lengthy overdue catharsis she’s been wanting. “That really felt kinda good!” she says after screaming on a rooftop of a constructing.
“The Seven Faces of Jane” got here from a sport of beautiful corpse performed by the administrators. All eight began off with the preliminary premise of the narrative however loved unrestricted inventive liberty within the style, tone, tempo, and extra characters of the movie. “They had been inspired to precise their distinctive imaginative and prescient, inventive spirit, and magnificence as a director, they usually labored with out information of what the others had been doing,” a press launch explains. “Every phase of Jane’s journey was then joined collectively to kind one, full-length function movie.”
Jacobs final appeared on “Profitable Time: The Rise of the Laker’s Dynasty,” the HBO drama concerning the LA basketball franchise within the ‘80s. A doc she directed, “Extra Than Robots,” premiered at this 12 months’s version of SXSW. It follows world groups of youngsters making ready for the 2020 First Robotics Competitors.
Coppola’s final challenge was “Mainstream,” a social media satire that premiered on the 2020 Venice Movie Pageant.
Cassavetes is understood for vampire romance “Kiss of the Damned,” which earned her the Grand Jury Prize on the 2013 Strasbourg Movie Fest.
“The Seven Faces of Jane” hits theaters and VOD January 13.