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A film we called "a remarkable, ambitious directorial debut" with a "a fascinating feminine story," "The Girl In The Book" is one of those finds that are discovered outside the usual Berlin/Cannes/Venice/Tiff lineups. Instead, our own Katie Walsh caught the picture at the Los Angeles Film Festival this past summer, and now you see what captured her attention. Read More: Review: 'The Girl In The Book' Starring Emily VanCamp Is A Remarkable, Ambitious Debut Directed by Marya Cohn, and starring Emily VanCamp, Michael Nyqvist, David Call, Michael Cristofer, Talia Balsam, Ana Mulvoy-Ten, Jordan Lage, and Ali Ahn, the story follows a young woman who is forced to confront her past when she crosses paths with a man she hasn't seen in fifteen years. Here's the official synopsis: 29-year-old assistant editor and aspiring writer Alice Harvey is funny, smart and emotionally self-destructive. Climbing the ranks at a notable publishing company, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
“The Girl in the Book” zigzags absorbingly back and forth in time to weigh the impact on a young woman of her formative relationship with a much older writer — one he used as fodder for the roman a clef that defined his career. Less flamboyant a take on a somewhat predatory mentor/muse attachment than Audrey Wells’ “Guinevere” (1999), and all the more subtly rewarding for it, Marya Cohn’s debut feature is perhaps a longer shot commercially for also being less titillating. But it merits consideration from niche distributors willing to carefully nurse a film that would benefit from outreach to local literary communities. Freestyle Releasing plans a limited theatrical bow this December, with Myriad Pictures handling other U.S. formats.
Approaching 30 with no great pleasure, Alice (Emily VanCamp) is a native Manhattanite whose life looks glamorous and privileged from the outside, but frustrates her on nearly every front. She »
- Dennis Harvey
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