Film Comment: March / April 2013

The other competition entry that stayed with me — and felt fresher than any other — was Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes, one of an unprecedented eight in that section’s lineup (fully half!) directed by women. Francesca Gregorini’s sophomore film is vividly realized, and playing the title character, Kaya Scodelario (a striking screen presence… Read more »

JoBlo.Com Sundance Wrap-Up!

5- EMANUEL AND THE TRUTH ABOUT FISHES EMANUEL AND THE TRUTH ABOUT FISHES, to me anyways, was this year’s WINTER’S BONE or MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE. It introduced me to Kaya Scodelario, a hypnotically beautiful young actress, who plays the title role. Scodelario’s going to be a star- no doubt about it, but even overlooking… Read more »

Hunger TV: Interview with Francesca Gregorini

Director Francesca Gregorini wowed crowds at Sundance Film Festival with her solo directorial debut, Emanuel and The Truth About The Fishes, a psychological coming of age drama starring Kaya Scodelario and Jessica Biel. Here the director talks inspiration, loss and the difficulties of being a woman in Hollywood. WHAT INSPIRED EMANUEL? Emanuel is about loss… Read more »

10 Breakout Stars from the Sundance Film Festival

Kaya Scodelario (“Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes”) Why You May Know Her: Best known in the U.K. for her breakout turn as a troubled teen in the controversial hit series “Skins” (which briefly spurred an MTV knockoff Stateside), 20-year-old Kaya Scodelario made a transfixing transition to the big screen in Andrea Arnold’s radical take… Read more »

15 Breakout Artists To Watch from The 2013 Sundance Film Festival

Kaya Scodelario (“Emanuel And The Truth About Fishes”) For a TV show watched by a fairly small British audience, teen drama “Skins” has had an impressive effect on the movies world. In the five years since it debuted, it’s helped to introduce movie screens to Dev Patel (“Slumdog Millionaire”), Nicholas Hoult (“X-Men: First Class”), Joe… Read more »