“Girls Speaking” doesn’t hit theaters till December however writer-director Sarah Polley is already attracting loads of awards consideration for the star-studded drama. She’s been named Director of the 12 months by the Palm Springs Worldwide Movie Pageant (PSIFF), and can obtain the glory at PSIFF’s annual awards gala January 5.
“The previous two recipients of the Palm Springs director award — Jane Campion final 12 months for ‘The Energy of the Canine’ and Chloé Zhao for ‘Nomadland’ — every went on to win the Finest Director Oscar,” Deadline notes.
Based mostly on Miriam Toews’ 2018 novel of the identical identify, “Girls Speaking” is ready in a distant Mennonite colony and tells the story of a bunch of girls struggling to reconcile their religion within the aftermath of a sequence of sexual assaults perpetrated by the colony’s males. The movie made its world premiere at Telluride Movie Pageant and hits theaters December 2. Rooney Mara (“Carol”), Claire Foy (“The Crown”), and Jessie Buckley (“The Misplaced Daughter”) star.
Polley is up for Finest Screenplay on the Gotham Awards and extra award nominations are anticipated to observe.
PSIFF competition chairman Howard Matzner commented, “Sarah Polley continues her excellent work as a author and director in her newest movie ‘Girls Speaking.’ She brings collectively a stellar solid in her adaptation of the Miriam Toews ebook, taking us on a cinematic journey stuffed with uncooked feelings and performances.”
Polley made her function directorial debut with 2006’s “Away From Her,” for which she acquired an Oscar nod for tailored screenplay. She adopted it up with 2011 Michelle Williams-starrer “Take This Waltz.” Polley landed a DGA Award nomination for her 2012 doc “Tales We Inform.”
Additionally an actor, Polley’s on-screen credit embrace “Daybreak of the Useless” and “The Candy Hereafter.”
PSIFF will happen January 5-16.