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Damsels in Distress

Film Information

Exhibition Title Damsels in Distress
Original Title Damsels in Distress
English Title Damsels in Distress
Director Whit Stillman
Year 2011
Format DCP
Colour Color
Duration 92'
  • Intérpretes / Cast: Greta Gerwig, Adam Brody, Analeigh Tipton, Megalin Echikunwoke, Carrie MacLemore
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Whit Stillman
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Doug Emmett
  • Edición / Editing: Andrew Hafitz
  • Producción / Producer: Whit Stillman, Martin Shafer, Liz Glotzer
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Westerley Films
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After being absent for the last 13 years, the author of three of the most lucid independent comedies produced in the ‘90s in the USA (Metropolitan, Barcelona and Last Days of Disco) returns to explore the soul of high society girls –or whatever it is that lies under label clothes and expensive make up. Three students led by slightly tyrannical Violet (Greta Gerwig, of Greenberg) decide to start a revolution in their masculine East Coast University atmosphere and rescue their classmates from depression and lack of motivation. The team is completed with freshman Lily, who will need to learn how to behave, whom to go out with, and specially how to prevent suicides on campus. Everything seems to be going smoothly until the guys appear and Violet finds herself sinking into emotional collapse. Through sharp dialogues and extravagant characters, Stillman adds a tragicomic chapter to this subgenre –whatever its name may be– that already provided other marvelous films such as Clueless or Mean Girls.


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