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Watch The Strikingly Inventive Trailer For MADELINE'S MADELINE

Josephine Decker's festival hit releases a striking trailer.


Writer/director Josephine Decker takes an expressionistic approach to explore the ethics of mining art from real life misery in Madeline's Madeline.

Newcomer Helena Howard has won praise for her performance as an aspiring teenage actress who finds her troubled relationship with her mother (Miranda July) exploited for its dramatic potential by her theatre workshop director (Molly Parker).

Madeline's Madeline doesn't have a UK release date yet, but you can check out the striking new US trailer below.

The official synopsis reads:

Madeline got the part! She’s going to play the lead in a theater piece! Except the lead wears sweatpants like Madeline’s. And has a cat like Madeline’s. And is holding a steaming hot iron next to her mother’s face – like Madeline is.

Madeline (newcomer Helena Howard) has become an integral part of a prestigious physical theater troupe.  When the workshop's ambitious director (Molly Parker) pushes the teenager to weave her rich interior world and troubled history with her mother (Miranda July) into their collective art, the lines between performance and reality begin to blur. The resulting battle between imagination and appropriation spirals out of the rehearsal space and rips through all three women’s lives.