20th Titanic International Filmfestival

Damsels in Distress

Damsels in Distress
USA, 2012
Directed by:

Damsels in Distress
USA, 2012

Dir.: Whit Stillman
Prod.: Whit Stillman, Martin Shafer, Liz Glotzer
Scr.: Whit Stillman
Phot.: Doug Emmett
Editor: Andrew Hafitz
Music: Mark Suozzo, Adam Schlesinger
Cast: Greta Gerwig, Adam Brody, Analeigh Tipton, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Carrie Maclemore
Distr.: Sony Picture Classics
99 mins

Violet (Greta Gerwig) is a sweet-natured, eccentric sophomore at a recently co-ed New England campus. Along with her friends Rose, Heather and Lily, Violet has grand ideas about improving the lives of her fellow students by making over the college’s boorish male population while inventing a new dance craze. Traipsing like loopy Jane Austen characters through their romantic dalliances, the girls dispense doughnuts, dance tips and witty dialogue in this peculiarly screwball comedy of errors. Damsels in Distress is venerated director Whit Stillman’s first big-screen outing in 13 years, following 90s indie hits. Premiering at the 2011 Venice Film Festival, it takes his characteristic concern with the manners and mannerisms of the young bourgeoisie to surreal new heights.



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