"This is for all the girls for when they have grown." (From the Film)
A teenage girl embarks on an affair with her mother's boyfriend at the crossroads of the fading hippie movement and the dawn of punk rock.
Do you remember what it meant to be an adolescent before the Internet revolution? In The Diary of a Teenage Girl, young British actress Bel Powley beautifully portrays 15-year old Minnie, who embarks on a relationship with "the handsomest man in the world", her mother's boyfriend. SNL actress Kristin Wiig is her punk-rock-hippie mom and True Blood actor Alexander Skarsgård is, of course, "the handsomest man in the world". Having adapted the original auto-biographical novel with its author Phoebe Glockner, director Marielle Heller successfully tells the story of Minnie's sexual and artistic awakening without exploiting it or her.
2015 SUNDANCE CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD, GOTHAM INDEPENDENT FILM AWARD, BERLINALE GRAND PRIX OF THE GENERATION 14PLUS INTERNATIONAL JURY
Marielle Heller is a writer, director and actor. She was selected as a 2012 Sundance Screenwriting Fellow and 2012 Sundance Directing Fellow, and was honored with the Lynn Auerbach Screenwriting Fellowship, and The Maryland Film Festival Fellowship. Her writing credits include pilots for ABC and 20th Century Fox, and multiple screenplays and theatrical plays. The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015) is her debut film.