“Diary” to open New Directors / New Films 2015


Alexander Skarsgard’s movie “Diary of a Teenage Girl” is to open New Directors / New Films 2015 in New York. The festival will run from 18 to 29 March.

According to Variety

Marie Heller’s “The Diary of a Teenage Girl,” the Sundance favorite that recently earned a prize at the Berlin Film Festival, will open the 44th annual outing of New Directors/New Films, the New York festival presented every year by the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

“Diary of a Teenage Girl,” picked up at Sundance by Sony Pictures Classics and starring Bel Powley in a sexual coming-of-age story that also features Kristen Wiig and Alexander Skarsgard, joins a New Directors/New Films slate that now totals 26 features and 16 shorts. Other festival-award winners to screen in the festival include Indian director Chaitanya Tamhane’s look at a trumped-up court case, “Court,” which won awards in Venice and Mumbai; Britni West’s Slamdance alum “Tired Moonlight,” a verite portrait of a small Montana town; and Locarno statuette-magnet “The Fool,” Yuriy Bykov’s tale of civic corruption in modern-day Russia.

As previously announced, ND/NF closes this year with Rick Alverson’s “Entertainment.” The 2015 edition of New Directors/New Films run March 18-29.

It looks like tickets for the March 18 showing will go on sale to the public on March 10 newdirectors.org

“Diary” has already won awards at both Sundance 2015 and the recent Berlin Film Festival. It has been acquired by Sony Pictures Classics for US and International release.


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