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Section: International Competition of Feature Films for Youth

The Edge of Seventeen (2016) 15

U.S.A. | 2016 | 104 min.

A new coming-of-age movie in the vein of Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club – an honest, candid, often hilarious look at what it's like to grow up as a young woman in today's modern world. Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior Nadine, who is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian starts dating her best friend Krista. All at once, Nadine feels more alone than ever, until the unexpected friendship of a thoughtful boy gives her a glimmer of hope that things just might not be so terrible after all.

Duration104 min
Directed by Kelly Fremon
Screenplay Kelly Fremon
Director of Photography Doug Emmett
Music Atli Örvarsson
Edited by Tracey Wadmore-Smith
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An American screenwriter and director, she graduated from the University of California Irvine with an English degree. She got her start writing comedy sketches and poetry slams. After an internship in the film division of Immortal Entertainment she decided to pursue screenwriting. She made her directorial debut with the feature comedy The Edge of Seventeen (2016).

Youth, Family, Friendship, School, Comedy, Romance