The Exploding Girl
USA, 2009, 80 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: American Indie, Coming of Age, Drama, Romance
Digital presentation - In her first leading role, Zoe Kazan (Revolutionary Road) plays Ivy, a twenty-year-old college student home for Spring Break. She’s excited about a developing romance back at school and life is seemingly perfect. When her longtime friend Al (Mark Rendall) finds himself without a place to stay during the break, Ivy and her mother (Maryann Urbano) take him in. Over time Al and Ivy’s friendship strengthens while her college boyfriend grows more and more distant. Increasingly distressed about her conflicting feelings, Ivy struggles to keep control, not wanting to overwhelm her emotions and trigger her epilepsy. Restrained and meditative, The Exploding Girl is the exquisite portrait of a young girl coming of age and finding a deeper kind of love in New York City. Winner of the Best Actress Award (Zoe Kazan) at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. Written and directed by Bradley Rust Gray.
DIRECTOR: Bradley Rust Gray
Principal Cast: Zoe Kazan, Hunter Canning, Mark Rendall, Maryann Urbano
US Distributor: Oscilloscope Pictures
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