Director: LAKE BELL

93 minutes, U.S.A, 2013, Colour, D-Cinema

Carol Solomon is a vocal coach struggling to make a living in Los Angeles. Her father is Sam Sotto, the leading voice-over artist, who lends intoned gravitas to movie trailers. Despite a distinct lack of encouragement from her dad, Carol’s dream is to follow in his footsteps, and when she scores a gig voicing the preview for a ‘children’s romantic comedy’, she becomes ever more determined to fulfil that dream.

Lake Bell’s charming feature directorial debut which she also wrote and stars in, In a World… took the best screenplay award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. It’s a funny, frank and boldly feminist comedy about a woman trying to make it in a man’s world, confronted by condescension, sexism and egos.

Bell is radiant at the centre of a fine ensemble cast, and In a World… heralds the arrival of a distinct and welcome new voice of U.S. cinema. (Notes by Michael Hayden.)

This screening will include Gavin Butler’s dark comedy, Lean on Me. Dan is suicidal and needs his best friend Pete’s assistance, but how far should Pete go in his efforts to be helpful? (Two minutes, Ireland, 2013.)

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