American Dreams / UK premiere

The Diary of a Teenage Girl

  • Marielle Heller /
  • USA /
  • 2015 /
  • 102 mins

Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård, Kristen Wiig / Fiction / English

A summer of love in San Francisco.

 Alexander Skarsgård and Bel Powley will be attending the Mon 22 and Tue 23 screenings of The Diary of a Teenage Girl.

In 1970s San Francisco, precocious young cartoonist Minnie (Bel Powley) can’t wait to grow up. Her mother’s (Kristen Wiig) no-holds-barred approach to partying colours her adolescent judgement, encouraging her to seek grown-up thrills anywhere she can. Instigating a liaison with her mother’s boyfriend, Monroe (Alexander Skarsgård), she begins a passionate affair with a man two decades her senior, and despite the age gap remains utterly in control. Expertly handled and light-hearted in tone, the film boasts great performances, including a truly accomplished central performance from star-in-the-ascendant Bel Powley.

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  • #1 Shirley Ann Cowden / Tuesday 23 June, 2015 / 07:34 GMT

    Absolutely brilliant film, the audience were laughing out loud from the onset. Bel Powley is fabulous as Minnie and Alexander Skarsgard can even make a middle aged predator of a young girl sympathetic and even pathetic. He comes across as more immature than Minnie which makes the character almost loveable. Best film of the festival and should win the audience award.

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