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UK, 2008 (MIFF 2009, International Panorama)

Director: Lone Scherfig

“Lone Scherfig's emotionally pulsing, culturally observant picture simply bursts with life.” - Variety

In 1961, London is a city poised on the cusp of a counter-culture explosion. At 16 years old, Jenny (Carey Mulligan) is ready to shed her teenage shell and discover the world. Her study plans are jettisoned when she meets dilettante David (Peter Sarsgaard), who introduces Jenny to a world of fast cars, fast talkers and ‘in' crowds.

Directed by Lone Scherfig (Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself, MIFF 03), An Education is a stunningly wrought coming-of-age drama straight from the school of life. The screen is lit up by the performance of lead actress Carey Mulligan, who is also a guest of the Festival.

Winner of the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival.

D Lone Scherfig P Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey S Nick Hornby Dist Transmission Films TD 35mm/2008

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