PRIVATE LIFE
Narrative Feature | 123 minutes

This film played at HIFF 2018
on 10/6/2018
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Directed By
Tamara Jenkins

Produced By
Anthony Bregman
Stefanie Azpiazu
Tamara Jenkins

Written By
Tamara Jenkins

Featuring
Kathryn Hahn
Paul Giamatti
Kayli Carter
Molly Shannon
John Carroll Lynch


2018 | English | USA

Feeling the pressure of repeated failed attempts to have a child, middle-aged New York couple Rachel (Kathryn Hahn) and Richard (Paul Giamatti) seem to have run out of options when their step-niece Sadie (HIFF 2018 Breakthrough Artist Kayli Carter) arrives at their doorstep looking for a place to crash. When Sadie agrees to donate her eggs and become the last piece of their fertility puzzle, the three form an unconventional bond as they set about creating a family. With her first film in 10 years, director Tamara Jenkins (THE SAVAGES) and her wonderful cast craft a knowingly tender portrait of the pressures facing one middle-class family.

> Featuring HIFF 2018 Breakthrough Artist Kayli Carter