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SPOTLIGHT

BOTTLED UP

Directed by Enid Zentelis
FEATURE NARRATIVE 81 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE BOTTLED UP
In this modern day drama, Oscar®-winner Melissa Leo beautifully conveys the heart-wrenching struggle that comes with love and addiction. She plays hopelessly hopeful Faye, mother to Sylvie who, many months after a car accident, continues to complain of back pain. After refusing physical therapy, it becomes clear to everyone but Faye that her daughter is addicted to pain killers. When earnest environmentalist Beckett moves to town, Faye quickly befriends him, hoping that he will be the solution to Sylvie’s problems. As Beckett finds himself further intertwined in their lives, he inadvertently helps Faye realize the depth of her family’s problem. Before too long Faye’s hand is forced, and she must decide whether to protect her daughter or find the happiness that she has long denied herself.

Nearly a decade after the success of her critically acclaimed Evergreen, director Enid Zentelis offers a stirring look into the debilitating effects of prescription drug abuse in Bottled Up. With a talented cast supporting Zentelis’s well-crafted script, we are drawn to a protagonist faced with the difficult choices of living a life dictated by the daughter she loves or beginning to live according to her own needs.

—Holly Voges
Drama, Female Director(s), Comedy, Relationships
About the Director(s)
ENID ZENTELIS’s feature debut Evergreen was a Sundance selection and earned Best First-Time Director at the 2004 Sonoma Valley Film Festival. Her other projects include the documentary Granny Was an Outlaw and a film on President Bill Clinton for Radical Media. Raised in Bellingham, Washington, Zentelis is based in Newburgh, New York.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Spotlight
  • Year:
    2013
  • Length:
    81 minutes
  • Country:
    USA
  • Premiere:
    World
Cast & Credits
  • Editor:
    Mollie Goldstein
  • Cinematographer:
    Daniel Sharnoff
  • Associate Producer:
    Sig De Miguel, Stephen Vincent
  • Cast:
    Melissa Leo, Marin Ireland, Josh Hamilton, Jamie Harrold, Nelson Landrieu
  • Composer:
    Tim Boland, Sam Retzer
  • Director:
    Enid Zentelis
  • Executive Producer:
    Leslie Urdang, Dean Vanech
  • Producer:
    Mandy Beckner, Anthony Brandonisio, Riel Roch Decter, Enid Zentelis, Erik Weigel, Melissa Leo
  • Screenwriter:
    Enid Zentelis

Contacts
  • Print Source
    Anthony Brandonisio
    Phone: 646 372 2538
    antbrando@gmail.com
  • Press Contact
    Riel Roch Decter
    MEMORY
    Los Angeles, 90027
    Phone: 310 382 6466
    rrd@memory.is
  • International Sales Agent
    Andrew Herwitz
    The Film Sales Company
    New York, NY 10035
    Phone: 212 481 5020
    eamon.murphy@filmsalescorp.com
  • Press Contact
    Rene Ridinger
    MPRM Communication
    Los Angeles, CA 90036
    Phone: 323 933 3399
    rridinger@mprm.com

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