CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?
Narrative Feature | 107 minutes

This film played at HIFF 2018
on 10/7/2018 and 10/8/2018
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Directed By
Marielle Heller

Produced By
Anne Carey
Amy Nauiokas
David Yarnell

Executive Produced By
Bob Balaban

Written By
Nicole Holofcener
Jeff Whitty

Featuring
Melissa McCarthy
Richard E. Grant
Dolly Wells
Jane Curtin
Ben Falcone
Anna Deavere Smith
Stephen Spinella


East Coast Premiere

2018 | English | USA

After spending decades as a successful biographer of female celebrities and public figures, real-life author Lee Israel (Academy Award® nominee Melissa McCarthy) finds herself out of work in the 1980s, as the industry moves away from respectability and into the depths of tabloid culture. Realizing she has an uncanny ability to replicate the voices of her literary idols, Israel sets out on a new venture: forging historical letters and selling them on the black market, with the help of an ex-con old friend (Richard E. Grant). Following up her 2015 debut THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL, director Marielle Heller has created a charmingly mischievous comedic drama about the lengths one woman must go to to stay afloat.