The frequent star of US indie hits like Frances Ha and Mistress America, Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut is already a multi award-winning and critical hit.
Set in 2002 in Sacramento, California, it stars Saoirse Ronan as confused, precocious teenager Christine or ‘Lady Bird’, as she prefers to be called. Drifting through her final year at a strict Catholic school, she is full of daydreams and lofty aspirations for her future, forcing clashes with her mother, Marion (Laurie Metcalf), who is more preoccupied with money and other practical concerns.
Covering semi-autobiographical ground, it could be self-indulgent but instead it’s beautifully and sensitively realised. Ronan and Metcalf’s sensational performances and Gerwig’s sophisticated writing make it an incredibly personal, authentic and involving coming-of-age story and quite possibly a future classic.
“Gerwig's directorial debut is a joy from start to finish, a warm, generous snapshot of teenage vulnerability and exuberance.” – LARA ZARUM, VILLAGE VOICE
Please note: Lady Bird will screen at QFT from Fri 23rd Feb to Thurs 8th Mar with an exclusive preview on Wed 21st Feb. This is in a change to dates as advertised in our February What’s On guide. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.