Lady Bird (15)
USA | 2018 | 94' | Greta Gerwig
Set in 2002 in Sacramento, California, amidst a rapidly shifting economic landscape. We meet precocious teenager Christine (or ‘Lady Bird’ as she prefers to be called) drifting through her final year at a strict Catholic school, full of daydreams and lofty aspirations for her future, forcing clashes with her mother, who is more preoccupied with money and other practical concerns.
This semi-autobiographical solo directoral debut from Greta Gerwig is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.