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“Diary” is a movie to relieve blockbuster fatigue

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Alexander Skarsgard’s movie The diary of a teenage girl has been included in HuffingtonPost list of 22 movies to relieve your summer blockbuster fatigue.

What to expect: One of the most inspired coming-of-age tales in years, the ’70s-set “Diary of a Teenage Girl” introduces us to Bel Powley, who is remarkable as a dumpy teenager engaging in an affair with her mother’s boyfriend. That mother is portrayed by Kristen Wiig, who might just one-up her “Welcome to Me” performance with this self-absorbed, Patty Hearst-obsessed character, and the boyfriend is Alexander Skarsgård, whose delicate turn underscores the movie’s sketch of the post-hippie unrest that broiled through American culture.

If you’re not looking to spend your summer with action heroes and dinosaurs, there are plenty more potentially great movies in the the full list here

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“Diary” to be shown at LA Film Festival

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Alexander Skarsgard’s critically acclaimed movie “Diary of a teenage girl” is to be shown at the LA Film Festival in June. It will form part of Buzz, the section of the festival reserved for “celebrated titles from festivals around the world”. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on May 19,

Press release       (Thanks to skarsjoy for highlighting this)

“Diary” will be released at US cinemas on August 7.

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Vote for “Diary” (10 Female Directors from Sundance)

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Sundance TV have included “Diary of a teenage girl” and director, Marielle Heller, in their feature on 10 Female Directors who reeled in Sundance deals.

7. Marielle Heller, The Diary of a Teenage Girl
Heller transformed her considerable pre-festival buzz for The Diary of a Teenage Girl into a deal with Sony Picture Classics. Set in 1970s San Francisco, the movie’s about a young artist who has an affair with her mother’s boyfriend. It won the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for cinematography and sources say the deal was in the low seven figures.

You can also vote for “Diary” as the featured movie you would most like to see.

Vote here

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“Diary of a teenage girl” is the most important coming-of-age movie in years

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Alexander Skarsgard’s movie “Diary of a teenage girl” opened the New Directors / New Films Festival in NYC last night, and following on from the reactions it received at both Sundance and Berlinale, the movie has been heaped with critical praise.

According to FilmSchoolRejects it is the “most important coming-of-age movie in years”.

When director and screenwriter Marielle Heller introduced her debut feature, The Diary of a Teenage Girl, at last night’s New Directors/New Films kickoff premiere in New York, she likened Phoebe Gloeckner’s novel to Catcher In the Rye for girls. The book, which features Gloeckner’s own original drawings and is reportedly loosely based on her own coming-of-age, making it a bit of a novel/graphic novel/autobiography hybrid, is just that seminal and that original, so it’s only fitting that Heller’s film is also an instant classic in its own right.

Heller’s film – a years-long passionate project – premiered back at Sundance in January, where it was almost instantaneously hailed as one of the best of the fest (I remember the cavalcade of tweets that clogged up my feed as soon as the film’s first screening let out, combined with the horrific panic when I realized there was no way I could make a subsequent screening of the film fit into my packed schedule) and then quickly snapped up by Sony Pictures Classics. It’s easy enough to describe the film as a coming-of-age story, but the film is deeply creative and uncomfortably honest in ways that are often missing from current coming-of-age stories. It cuts to the bone, and then it keeps going.

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Alexander Featured in “InStyle” Magazine

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Thanks to skarsjoy who found this clipping of Alexander in the April 2015 issue of “InStyle” Magazine.

Caption above his photo: 
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Nothing is more satisfying than witnessing your favorite dream guy prove he’s more than just a pretty face. These three hotties are all business when on camera or behind the scenes.
(The other 2 were Ryan Reynolds and Adrian Grenier) 

Some More Sundance Portraits

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Any kind of Skarsgard news is very thin on the ground at the moment, so a special thank you to characteristicallyexhuberant for finding these 4 great portraits, to add to our Sundance 2015 collection. We’ll take whatever treasure we can get right now, especially when it looks this good 🙂

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Final “Diary” notes from Berlin Film Festival

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The Berlin Film Festival is now over and its currently unclear when we are going to hear any more about Alexander Skarsgard’s critically acclaimed movie “Diary of a Teenage Girl”. So we thought we just post some final festival buzz ……..

From meetmeinmontenegro

Berlinale final film watching day. Diary of a Teenage Girl is a must-see when it comes to your town! Funny, sad, beautiful, charming, utterly creative. One of our favorite films.

And from flicksforsanity

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“Diary of a Teenage Girl” Acquired by Sony Pictures Classics

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Alexander Skarsgard’s new movie, Diary of a Teenage Girl, already a big hit at Sundance 2015, has been bought by Sony Pictures Classics for the US and other worldwide rights.

According to variety

Sony Pictures Classics has nabbed North American rights to “Diary of a Teenage Girl,” along with other worldwide rights.

The adaptation of Phoebe Gloeckner’s coming-of-age novel centers on a troubled teenager (Bel Powley) who loses her virginity to her mother’s boyfriend (Alexander Skarsgard). Kristen Wiig co-stars in the picture, which debuted this Saturday at the Sundance. It has an interesting 1970s vibe.

In a Variety review, Dennis Harvey said the film is “ideally cast and skillfully handled.” It marks Marielle Heller’s directing debut.

UTA brokered the deal on behalf of the filmmakers.

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“Diary”‘s International Premiere Set For Berlin

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Alexander Skarsgard’s movie “Diary of a Teenage Girl” is to make its international début in Berlin’s Generation sidebar, during the Berlin Film Festival, which runs from February 5-15.

From THR

Marielle Heller‘s The Diary of a Teenage Girl, a coming of age tale featuring Kristen Wiig,Alexander Skarsgard and Bel Powley, will have its international premiere in Berlin’s Generation sidebar, one of 14 new titles announced by Berlin on Wednesday, Jan. 14. 

This will follow the world premiere at The Sundance Film Festival on January 24 ( just 10 days time).

We will, of course, keep you updated with all the news and reviews regarding the movie from these events.