Fete Lifestyle Magazine September 2017 Family Issue - Page 77

“Lady Bird” is the feature directorial debut for Greta Gerwig. Gerwig also wrote the story, capturing a point in life that is emotionally and psychologically pivotal for many of us. Christine aka “Lady Bird” (Saoirse Ronan) struggles with her senior year of high school, wanting desperately to escape the confines of Sacramento to the edgy heart of New York City for college. Not exactly a stand-out student, Lady Bird attempts to find a way to get to NY while dealing with a loving, but over-bearing mother (Laurie Metcalf), finding and exploring love, and functioning in a Catholic school environment. It’s a sweet and charming film filled with relatable moments, laugh-out-loud situations, and above all, heart.

“Miami,” “High Fantasy,” “Mary Goes Round,” “The Swan,” and “The Rider” are additional films that are stand-out creations, directed by women. TIFF continues to support women in film and their voices get stronger and louder with viewers' support. To read full reviews and interviews with many of these extraordinary women, go to www.reelhonestreviews.com

Left to right: Krista Kosonen, Zaida Bergroth (writer/director of MIAMI), Sonja Kuittinen

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