New York Times: Love Is Hunger: Watch Your Appetite – Francesca Gregorini and ‘The Truth About Emanuel’

The creepy thriller “The Truth About Emanuel” deals with “loss and heartbreak and madness and mortality,” the writer and director Francesca Gregorini said recently. “Every artist is haunted by specific themes, and those, for better or for worse, seem to be mine.” Enlarge This Image Ms. Gregorini, 45, was born..

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The Hollywood Reporter: ‘Truth About Emanuel’ Director on Big Plot Twists and Jessica Biel’s Brave Spirit

Francesca Gregorini believes an audiences’ emotion suspension of disbelief with her new female-centric drama. Everything’s a little off in the opening scenes of The Truth About Emanuel. Teenage Emanuel (Kaya Scodelario) is in a state of grief, but capable of surviving her daily life. Her new next-door neighbor, Linda (Jessica..

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LA Confidential: Power Pair on ‘The Truth About Emanuel’

There is something incredibly sisterlike about The Truth About Emanuel director Francesca Gregorini and actress Kaya Scodelario. Sure, superficially they could easily be mistaken for siblings, with their long, curly, dark hair and eyes that appear to house equally complex and compelling recollections, but that feeling of connectivity goes beyond..

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The Advocate: Inside Francesca Gregorini’s Magical Thinking

It almost didn’t happen. Mara and Gregorini remained very close friends after filming Tanner Hall, and Emanuel was written for Mara, who is credited as a coproducer. But financing took three years to assemble, and Mara, at 27 when production began, wasn’t really believable as a teenager anymore. “That was..

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Collider: Writer/Director Francesca Gregorini Talks THE TRUTH ABOUT EMANUEL, the Film’s Themes, and More; Reveals YOUR VOICE IN MY HEAD Not Moving Forward

From writer/director Francesca Gregorini, the indie drama The Truth About Emanuel tells the story of the troubled Emanuel (Kaya Scodelario), who becomes preoccupied with her mysterious new neighbor, Linda (Jessica Biel). In offering to babysit her newborn, Emanuel unwittingly enters a world that blurs the line of fantasy and reality,..

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Icon VS. Icon: The Truth About Emanuel – Francesca Gregorini Discusses Her Powerful New Film!

Multi-faceted writer/director Francesca Gregorin has spent the the past several years carving out a diverse body of work, which has been turning the heads of both critics and film fans alike. Her character-driven films are visceral and darkly humorous, stylistically bold, with undertones of the magical and surreal. Her stunningly..

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The Credits: Chatting With Writer/Director Francesca Gregorini About The Truth About Emanuel

Francesca Gregorini’s film Tanner Hall marked the debut of two very talented women—Gregorini herself and her star, Rooney Mara. This coming-of-age drama focused on young women edging towards adulthood at an all-girls boarding school. In her latest film, The Truth About Emanuel, which opens today, Gregorini gives us a portrait..

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Complex: “The Truth About Emanuel” Director Francesca Gregorini Talks Kaya Scodelario & Exorcising Her Personal Demons

Francesca Gregorini’s vision should never be underestimated. The Italian writer-director is responsible for introducing the world to Rooney Mara with her directorial debut Tanner Hall, and now she’s doing the same with Kaya Scodelario, the UK darling who’s making her U.S. debut with The Truth About Emanuel. In limited release..

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Bustle: Director Francesca Gregorini on ‘The Truth About Emanuel’, Rooney Mara, & Jessica Biel

When people talk about director Francesca Gregorini, it’s usually not about her. They bring up her parents (Bond girl Barbara Bach, Beatle Ringo Starr), or the celebrities she’s dated (Portia de Rossi, possibly Amber Heard), or the actors whose careers she’s helped launch (Rooney Mara thanks to 2009’s Tanner Hall,..

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I Am Rogue: Filmmaker Francesca Gregorini Talks ‘The Truth About Emanuel’

After co-directing the 2009 indie hit Tanner Hall with Tatiana von Furstenberg, writer and director Francesca Gregorini makes her solo directorial debut with her new film The Truth About Emanuel, which stars Jessica Biel (The A-Team, Total Recall) and opens in theaters on January 10th. While this is only her..

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