Lena Dunham’s “Catherine Known as Birdy” Will Make World Premiere at TIFF


Lena Dunham kicked off her yr by premiering her newest directorial effort, “Sharp Stick,” at Sundance. Now there’s phrase she’ll be beginning her autumn by screening one more movie at one other prestigious fest. Selection experiences the multi-hyphenate will world premiere her medieval youngsters’s pic “Catherine Known as Birdy” at TIFF in September.

Described as a “ardour mission” for Dunham, the long-in-the-works “Catherine Known as Birdy” is customized from Karen Cushman’s 1994 historic YA novel of the identical identify. Set in 1290 England, the movie “focuses on Woman Catherine (Bella Ramsey), the youngest youngster of Lord Rollo (Andrew Scott) and Woman Aislinn (Billie Piper). When Catherine’s dad and mom try to repair their monetary woes by marrying her off to a rich man, she counteracts by scaring off her potentials suitors, leading to pressure between the spirited and unbiased younger lady and her conventional dad and mom,” per the supply.

“I wished to focus on this woman who was dwelling within the fallacious time,” Dunham has stated of the mission. “If she was dwelling in 2022, she can be a reasonably traditional tomboy or capable of discover the gender binary, she’d have the ability to play all of the sports activities she wished,” the “Ladies” star-creator stated. “However there are nonetheless as we all know, large challenges to being a girl at the present time, and a teenage woman.”

Dunham wrote, produced, and directed “Catherine Known as Birdy,” and seems in a supporting position. The movie can have a restricted theatrical run starting September 23 earlier than touchdown on Prime Video October 7.

“Sharp Stick” will open in theaters July 29 and hit VOD August 16. The cringe comedy sees a naïve, sexually inexperienced 26-year-old lady (Kristine Froseth) embarking on an affair with a married man. Dunham made her function directorial debut with 2009’s “Artistic Nonfiction” and adopted it up with 2010’s “Tiny Furnishings.” She obtained eight Emmy nominations for her work on “Ladies.” Since then, her credit have included “Tenting,” “Technology,” and “Business.”

TIFF will run September 8-18. Gina Prince-Bythewood’s “The Girl King” and Sanaa Lathan’s function directorial debut, “On the Come Up,” are additionally set to display.

Try a beforehand launched clip for “Catherine Known as Birdy” under.



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