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US Narrative Competition

World Premiere

USA | 95 MINUTES | English | (No Subtitles) subtitles


Drama, NY Director(s)
In his narrative film debut, Kent Jones brings us the story of Diane, a widowed, altruistic septuagenarian whose life is dictated by the needs of others. She fills her days serving food to the homeless, visiting ailing friends in the last years of their lives, and, most centrally, desperately attempting to reach her drug-addicted son, despite his repeated efforts to push her away. But as these pieces of her existence begin to wither and fade, she finds herself forced to look at her own identity—and memories she’d sooner forget than face.

Stalwart actress Mary Kay Place gives a subtly powerful performance as Diane, creating a vivid portrait that anchors the film with grace and gravity. Executive produced by Martin Scorsese, Diane features an all-star group of familiar faces, including Estelle Parsons, Andrea Martin, Deirdre O’Connell, and, in a beautifully vulnerable performance, Jake Lacy.

—Liza Domnitz


Directed by Kent Jones

Kent Jones is an internationally recognized filmmaker, writer, and festival programmer. His books include 2009’s Physical Evidence, and his most recent documentary is the 2015 film Hitchcock/Truffaut. Since 2013, he has served as director of the New York Film Festival. Diane is his first fiction film.
Kent Jones
Luca Borghese, Ben Howe, Caroline Kaplan, Oren Moverman
Kent Jones
Wyatt Garfield
Jeremiah Bornfield
Mike Selemon
Production Designer
Debbie DeVilla
Executive Producers
Martin Scorsese, Leonid Lebedev, Julia Lebedev, Edward Vaisman
Associate Producer
Gabi Madsen
Allison Carter, Jon Read
Costume Designer
Carisa Kelly
Mary Kay Place, Jake Lacy, Estelle Parsons, Andrea Martin, Deirdre O’Connell, Phyllis Somerville, Glynnis O’Connor, Joyce Van Patten


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