MARRIAGE STORY
Feature Narrative | 136 minutes

HIFF 2019

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This film played at HIFF 2019
on 10/13/2019 and 10/14/2019
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Directed By
Noah Baumbach

Produced By
Noah Baumbach
David Heyman

Written By
Noah Baumbach

Featuring
Scarlett Johansson
Adam Driver
Laura Dern
Alan Alda
Ray Liotta


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2019 | English | USA

Unable to reconcile their increasingly separate lives on opposite sides of the country, New York theater director Charlie (Adam Driver) and his L.A.-based wife Nicole (Scarlett Johansson) decide to end their marriage, hoping to go through the divorce proceedings as amicably and painlessly as possible. As their negotiations for custody begin to reveal the depths of the resentments that have been building for years, the pair’s once admirable intimacy gives way to a battlefield of claims and outbursts led by their team of lawyers (Laura Dern, Alan Alda, and Ray Liotta). Intimately captured in 35mm cinematography and painfully real performances, director Noah Baumbach (THE SQUID AND THE WHALE, THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES) further refines the achingly truthful humor and heartbreak of his best work, in this searing portrait of one couple’s troubled path towards resolution.