Your Guide to the Female Directors of 2013


Hateship Loveship

Director: Liza Johnson
Writer: Mark Poirier (screenplay), Alice Munro (novel)
Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Nick NolteSynopsis: A wild teenage girl orchestrates a romance between her nanny and her father, who is a recovering addict. Release: Fall 2013
This drama based on Alice Munro’s 2001 book of short stories called Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage is set to screen at Toronto Film Festival.  (A story from this same book was adapted in Sarah Polley’s feature directorial debut Away from Her in 2006.)  Johnson’s previous film, Return (2011) starring Linda Cardellini, Michael Shannon, John Slattery, earned Cardellini an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her performance.