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Sarah Polley to Receive Director of the Year Award from Palm Springs Film Festival

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“Ladies Speaking” doesn’t hit theaters till December however writer-director Sarah Polley is already attracting loads of awards consideration for the star-studded drama. She’s been named Director of the 12 months by the Palm Springs Worldwide Movie Competition (PSIFF), and can obtain the respect at PSIFF’s annual awards gala January 5.

“The previous two recipients of the Palm Springs director award — Jane Campion final yr for ‘The Energy of the Canine’ and Chloé Zhao for ‘Nomadland’ — every went on to win the Greatest Director Oscar,” Deadline notes.

Primarily based on Miriam Toews’ 2018 novel of the identical identify, “Ladies Speaking” is about in a distant Mennonite colony and tells the story of a bunch of girls struggling to reconcile their religion within the aftermath of a collection of sexual assaults perpetrated by the colony’s males. The movie made its world premiere at Telluride Movie Competition and hits theaters December 2. Rooney Mara (“Carol”), Claire Foy (“The Crown”), and Jessie Buckley (“The Misplaced Daughter”) star.

Polley is up for Greatest Screenplay on the Gotham Awards and extra award nominations are anticipated to observe.

PSIFF pageant chairman Howard Matzner commented, “Sarah Polley continues her excellent work as a author and director in her newest movie ‘Ladies Speaking.’ She brings collectively a stellar solid in her adaptation of the Miriam Toews e-book, taking us on a cinematic journey crammed with uncooked feelings and performances.”

Polley made her characteristic directorial debut with 2006’s “Away From Her,” for which she acquired an Oscar nod for tailored screenplay. She adopted it up with 2011 Michelle Williams-starrer “Take This Waltz.” Polley landed a DGA Award nomination for her 2012 doc “Tales We Inform.”

Additionally an actor, Polley’s on-screen credit embrace “Daybreak of the Useless” and “The Candy Hereafter.”

PSIFF will happen January 5-16.

Supply: Women And Hollywood

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