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SPOTLIGHT

THE PRETTY ONE

Directed by Jenée LaMarque
FEATURE NARRATIVE 90 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE THE PRETTY ONE
Audrey has all of the qualities that her identical twin sister Laurel wishes she possessed: confidence, style, independence. Alternately, Laurel, sweet but painfully awkward, feels stuck in her life, still living at home, coddling their father and obsessed with the boy next door, for whom she used to babysit. When the sisters reunite for their birthday, tragedy strikes and a fateful mix-up leaves Laurel faced with an opportunity to reinvent herself—and her life—as her beloved sibling.

In a complex, balancing act of a performance, TFF-award winner Zoe Kazan portrays a dueling mixture of loss and awakening, most poignantly as a relationship blooms with her new neighbor. As Laurel begins to slip into the life she has always wanted but never thought was possible, she must decide between continuing her life as Audrey and revealing herself as the perfect fraud. Jenée LaMarque’s first feature film is a quirky, lovely tale of identity and the eternal bond between two sisters.

—Liza Domnitz
Drama, Female Director(s), Comedy, Romantic Comedy
About the Director(s)
JENÉE LAMARQUE is a graduate of Stanford University and the American Film Institute and a veteran of the A.C.T. Conservatory, Upright Citizens Brigade and Improv Olympic West. Her short film Spoonful was a 2012 Sundance selection, while The Pretty One was a finalist for both the Nicholl Fellowship and Zoetrope Screenplay Contest.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Spotlight
  • Year:
    2013
  • Length:
    90 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    USA
  • Premiere:
    World
Cast & Credits
  • Cinematographer:
    Polly Morgan
  • Director:
    Jenée LaMarque
  • Editor:
    Kiran Pallegadda
  • Producer:
    Steven J. Berger, Robin Schorr
  • Screenwriter:
    Jenée LaMarque
  • Cast:
    Zoe Kazan, Jake Johnson, John Carroll Lynch, Shae D'lyn, Frankie Shaw, Ron Livingston

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