Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes
|The Truth About Emanuel|
|Directed by||Francesca Gregorini|
|Produced by||Matt R. Brady
|Screenplay by||Francesca Gregorini|
|Music by||Nathan Larson|
|Edited by||Antony Langdon|
Pisces Rising Productions
Rooks Nest Entertainment
The Truth About Emanuel (previously Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes) is a 2013 drama thriller indie film written, directed and produced by Francesca Gregorini. The film stars Jessica Biel, Kaya Scodelario, Alfred Molina, Jimmi Simpson, Aneurin Barnard and Frances O'Connor. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 18, 2013.
Emanuel, a troubled girl, becomes preoccupied with her mysterious, new neighbor, who bears a striking resemblance to her dead mother. In offering to babysit her newborn, Emanuel unwittingly enters a fragile, fictional world, of which she becomes the gatekeeper.
- Kaya Scodelario as Emanuel
- Jessica Biel as Linda
- Alfred Molina as Dennis
- Frances O'Connor as Janice
- Jimmi Simpson as Arthur
- Aneurin Barnard as Claude
Filming took place in Los Angeles, California, between 23 January 2012 and 26 February 2012.
"The Truth About Emanuel" premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival on January 18, 2013. The film was also shown at the Ashland Independent Film Festival in April 2013, the 2013 Bend Film Festival, in November at the Denver Film Festival, and in several other film festivals in US, UK and Brazil. The film was released in US theaters on January 10, 2014 and will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on March 25, 2014.
Francesca Gregorini also earned the Best Feature Director prize at the 2013 L.A. Femme Film Festival.
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