DIRECTOR: ALISON MACLEAN
CAST: JAMES ROLLESTON, KERRY FOX, ELLA EDWARD, ALICE ENGLERT
Q&A with Alison Maclean at the July 7, 7pm screening.
The Rehearsal marks the miraculous, long-awaited return to filmmaking by Alison Maclean; written by Maclean and author Emily Perkins, The Rehearsal is based on the novel by Man Booker award-winner Eleanor Catton. Stanley (James Rolleston), a naïve 1st year drama student meets Isolde (Ella Edward) and begins a sweet, first love affair. Goaded by Hannah (Kerry Fox) , the charismatic, domineering Head of Acting, Stanley uncovers a talent and ambition he didn’t know he had. When his group hits on a sex scandal that involves Isolde’s tennis prodigy sister as fertile material for their end-of-year show, Stanley finds himself profoundly torn.
A Mongrel International release.