Egg

Spotlight Narrative

World Premiere

USA | 83 MINUTES

EGG

New York, Comedy, Drama, Female Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), Tribeca Film Festival Alumni
Tina (Alysia Reiner) and Karen (Christina Hendricks) were art school frenemies whose paths diverged after college. Tina became a passionate, successful conceptual artist, while Karen sacrificed a career in art in order to become a wife and mother. When Karen—eight months pregnant—and her wealthy husband, Don, make a trip to New York City, Tina and her partner Wayne invite the couple over to their bohemian loft for dinner. Things quickly move from awkward to explosive when Tina announces her newest project: a lifelong performance piece in which Tina and Wayne become parents via surrogate. Stoking the fire, Tina and Wayne’s young, beautiful surrogate Kiki (Anna Camp) drops by unexpectedly, and the fivesome spend the rest of the evening quarrelling about the pressures of motherhood: why we choose it, revere it, and sometimes forgo it.

Director Marianna Palka’s (Bitch) bold second feature echoes playwright Edward Albee in its sharp, cutting dialogue and its self-involved yet sympathetic characters. Egg is a sharp and uproarious satire about the decisions women—and men—make around parenthood, zeroing in on the personal, social, professional, and ideological implications of bringing a new life into the world.

—Shayna Weingast

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Marianna Palka

Born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, Marianna Palka moved to New York City at age 17 to study at the Atlantic Theater Company. A writer, director, and actor, Palka’s work has screened at Sundance, the Edinburgh Film Festival, and the Austin Film Festival, and she has also directed music videos for Moby and for Rain Phoenix’s band, Papercranes.
Director
Marianna Palka
Producer
Michele Ganeless, Alysia Reiner, David Alan Basche
Screenwriter
Risa Mickenberg
Cinematographer
Zelmira Gainza
Composer
Waz-Jackson
Editor
Sophie Corra
Production Designer
Sally Levi
Co-Producer
Devon Schneider
Production Supervisor
Carolina Gimenez
Costume Designer
Jenn Rogien
Cast
Christina Hendricks, Anna Camp, Alysia Reiner, David Alan Basche, Gbenga Akinnagbe

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