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Directed by Dolly Wells
FEATURE NARRATIVE 91 Minutes World Premiere
Recent film school graduate Lilian (Grace Van Patten) comes to New York to move in with her boyfriend Nate (Gary Richardson). Fed up with her sense of entitlement, lack of drive and reliance on an absentee father who’s own self-obsession mirrors her own, Nate quickly breaks up with her, leaving her desperate for a new home. Enter Julia Price (Emily Mortimer), a renowned and reclusive writer who accommodates Lilian with a small room in her perfectly appointed Brooklyn brownstone. Expecting cooking and cleaning in exchange for the accommodations, Julia and Lillian are an instant clash of personalities. Instead of fighting in person, they begin a daily ritual of passive aggressive but canny note writing that, slowly but surely, edges them nearer to understanding.

In her feature debut, Dolly Wells crafts a contemporary, sharp-witted comedy starring her frequent collaborator Mortimer and talented newcomer, Van Patten. Cameos from Jonathan Ames, Martin Amis, and Zadie Smith add a particularly special layer of authenticity to this tale of two women whose eccentricities unexpectedly draw out change and growth in the other.

—Mafalda Melo
New York, Comedy, Drama
About the Director(s)
Dolly Wells is a writer and performer from the United Kingdom who starred in Doll & Em, which she co-created with Emily Mortimer for HBO. Wells can most recently be seen on screen in the critically acclaimed Fox Searchlight film Can You Ever Forgive Me? opposite Melissa McCarthy.

Film Info
Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    Dolly Wells
  • Producer:
    Jamie Adams, Maggie Monteith
  • Screenwriter:
    Dolly Wells
  • Cinematographer:
    Ryan Eddleston
  • Editor:
    Adelina Bichis
  • Executive Producer:
    James Norrie, Bob Portal, Chris Reed
  • Cast:
    Grace Van Patten, Emily Mortimer, Timm Sharp, John Early, Gary Richardson, Ebon Moss-Bachrach

  • Press Contact
    Laura Pettitt
    Untitled Communications
    London, N8 7DE
    Phone: +44 781 452 0110
  • Print Source
    Timo Suomi
    AMP International
    London, EC2A 2BU
    Phone: 207 535 6714
  • International Sales Contact
    Timo Suomi
    AMP International
    London, EC2A 2BU
    Phone: 207 535 6714
  • US Sales Contact
    Timo Suomi
    AMP International
    London, EC2A 2BU
    Phone: 207 535 6714


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