BFI London Film Festival Guest: Marielle Heller

This year’s BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL has just concluded. Here is one of the guests that I met at the event:

Autographed drawing of director Marielle Heller

Marielle Heller. Marielle’s third feature, A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD, featuring Tom Hanks as the American Television icon Fred Rogers was the BFI Patron’s Gala screening at the Odeon Luxe Cinema in Leicester Square last Friday. Marielle’s directing debut was the award-winning 2015 comedy-drama THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL, which she also wrote, based on Phoebe Gloeckner’s hybrid novel of the same name. She followed that with last year’s sleeper hit and Oscar-nominated CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? featuring Melissa McCarthy and Richard E Grant.

Marielle signed my drawing at the Odeon Luxe after her introduction on Friday night.