Collider: Writer/Director Francesca Gregorini Talks THE TRUTH ABOUT EMANUEL, the Film’s Themes, and More; Reveals YOUR VOICE IN MY HEAD Not Moving Forward

From writer/director Francesca Gregorini, the indie drama The Truth About Emanuel tells the story of the troubled Emanuel (Kaya Scodelario), who becomes preoccupied with her mysterious new neighbor, Linda (Jessica Biel). In offering to babysit her newborn, Emanuel unwittingly enters a world that blurs the line of fantasy and reality, and shows just how dangerous… Read more »

Icon VS. Icon: The Truth About Emanuel – Francesca Gregorini Discusses Her Powerful New Film!

Multi-faceted writer/director Francesca Gregorin has spent the the past several years carving out a diverse body of work, which has been turning the heads of both critics and film fans alike. Her character-driven films are visceral and darkly humorous, stylistically bold, with undertones of the magical and surreal. Her stunningly beautiful work has, without a… Read more »

Interview Magazine: Jessica Biel’s Maternal Instinct

17-year-old Emanuel, the protoganist of The Truth About Emanuel, lost her mother at childbirth. Unsurprisingly, the mystery surrounding this absent maternal figure consumes Emanuel and appears to be her only source of wonder about the world. Emanuel will never know exactly why her mother named her after a former French lover, but her vow to… Read more »

The Credits: Chatting With Writer/Director Francesca Gregorini About The Truth About Emanuel

Francesca Gregorini’s film Tanner Hall marked the debut of two very talented women—Gregorini herself and her star, Rooney Mara. This coming-of-age drama focused on young women edging towards adulthood at an all-girls boarding school. In her latest film, The Truth About Emanuel, which opens today, Gregorini gives us a portrait of two women, one just… Read more »

Complex: “The Truth About Emanuel” Director Francesca Gregorini Talks Kaya Scodelario & Exorcising Her Personal Demons

Francesca Gregorini’s vision should never be underestimated. The Italian writer-director is responsible for introducing the world to Rooney Mara with her directorial debut Tanner Hall, and now she’s doing the same with Kaya Scodelario, the UK darling who’s making her U.S. debut with The Truth About Emanuel. In limited release today, Gregorini’s sophomore effort follows… Read more »

Bustle: Director Francesca Gregorini on ‘The Truth About Emanuel’, Roonery Mara, & Jessica Biel

When people talk about director Francesca Gregorini, it’s usually not about her. They bring up her parents (Bond girl Barbara Bach, Beatle Ringo Starr), or the celebrities she’s dated (Portia de Rossi, possibly Amber Heard), or the actors whose careers she’s helped launch (Rooney Mara thanks to 2009’s Tanner Hall, Kaya Scodelario in this month’s… Read more »

I Am Rogue: Filmmaker Francesca Gregorini Talks ‘The Truth About Emanuel’

After co-directing the 2009 indie hit Tanner Hall with Tatiana von Furstenberg, writer and director Francesca Gregorini makes her solo directorial debut with her new film The Truth About Emanuel, which stars Jessica Biel (The A-Team, Total Recall) and opens in theaters on January 10th. While this is only her second film, Gregorini is no… Read more »

She Know’s Entertainment: Kaya Scodelario: Jessica Biel too ‘Hollywood’?

In The Truth About Emanuel the British actress plays the lead role of Emanuel, a 17-year-old girl whose first line of dialogue is, “I murdered my mother,” and the movie gets even darker and more surreal from there! We sat down with Kaya Scodelario to find out more about playing this troubled teen and working… Read more »

Examiner: Filmmaker Francesca Gregorini talks ‘The Truth About Emanuel

Writer/director Francesca Gregorini recently spoke with “Breakthrough Entertainment” and Phoenix Movie Examiner about her new dramatic thriller “The Truth About Emanuel.” In “The Truth About Emanuel,” which opens Friday, Jan. 10, Kaya Scodelario plays a troubled young woman who becomes preoccupied with her mysterious new neighbor (Jessica Biel) who bears a striking resemblance to her… Read more »

After Ellen: Francesca Gregorini on the queerness of “The Truth About Emanuel”

Out director Francesca Gregorini premiered her second film The Truth About Emaneul (then called Emanuel and the Fishes) at Sundance last year, receiving accolades for her writing, directing and performances by stars Kaya Scodelario and Jessica Biel. Now the drama will hit select theaters in the U.S. on January 10, and the innate queerness of… Read more »