About the Film
About the Director
As summer turns to fall, music teacher Keith (Guy Pearce) privately reminisces about his days as a starving artist in the city. When his wife Megan (Amy Ryan) and his daughter decide the family should host foreign exchange student Sophie (Felicity Jones), the British high school senior soon rekindles an impetuous aspect of Keith’s personality. Director Drake Doremus, last seen at HIFF with his stunning young adult coming-of-age film LIKE CRAZY (also starring Jones), penetrates the family’s dysfunction and Keith’s mid-life crisis with a sensistive eye for detail.
Drake Doremus, 29, is a graduate of the American Film Institute and has since had three films premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Doremus’ last film, LIKE CRAZY, was glowingly received by audiences and critics alike, winning the Grand Jury Prize for Best Picture and the Special Jury Prize for Felicity Jones’ performance in 2011. The film was released by Paramount Vantage later the same year. His second feature, DOUCHEBAG, made its world premiere in Dramatic Competition in 2010 where it was acquired and released later that year.
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