In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor pathos in the turbelent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom, a nurse working torelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird's father loses his job.
Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place we called home.
director: Greta Gerwig / drama / cast: Saoirse Ronan, Tracy Letts, Laurie Metcalf, Timothée Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, Lucas Hedges / United States of America 2017, 94 min. / English spoken / Dutch subtitled