While she co-directed Nights and Weekends nearly a decade ago with Joe Swanberg, Greta Gerwig’s first solo outing as director will be arriving this fall. Picked up A24 for a release this November, Lady Bird follows a mother-daughter relationship starring Laurie Metcalf and Saoirse Ronan. Ahead of a release, the first images have now arrived, featuring our leads.
Likely to premiere at Telluride before heading to Toronto and NYFF, Gerwig has worked with a number of talented directors — including Noah Baumbach, Mia Hansen-Løve, Whit Stillman, Todd Solondz, and Rebecca Miller — so it’ll be curious to see what form this debut takes. Check out the new images above and below, along with NYFF‘s synopsis.
Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut is a portrait of an artistically inclined young woman (Saoirse Ronan) trying to define herself in the shadow of her mother (Laurie Metcalf) and searching for an escape route from her hometown of Sacramento. Moods are layered upon moods at the furious pace of late adolescence in this lovely and loving film, which shifts deftly from one emotional and comic register to the next. Lady Bird is rich in invention and incident, and it is powered by Ronan, one of the finest actors in movies. With Lucas Hedges and Timothée Chalamet as the men in Lady Bird’s life, Beanie Feldstein as her best friend, and Tracy Letts as her dad.
Lady Bird opens on November 10.