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Good Posture

Spotlight Narrative

World Premiere

UK, USA | 91 MINUTES | English |


New York, Comedy, Drama
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


Directed by Dolly Wells

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.
Dolly Wells
Jamie Adams, Maggie Monteith
Dolly Wells
Ryan Eddleston
Adelina Bichis
Executive Producer
James Norrie, Bob Portal, Chris Reed
Grace Van Patten, Emily Mortimer, Timm Sharp, John Early, Gary Richardson, Ebon Moss-Bachrach


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