From The Descendants to The Fault in Our Stars, Shailene Woodley has cemented herself as one of the buzziest young actresses working in Hollywood today, but she’ll soon be shrugging off her rabid teen fanbase to take on her darkest role yet, in Gregg Araki’s enigmatic White Bird in a Blizzard. Woodley stars as a seventeen-year-old girl whose sexual awakening arrives around the same time that her mysterious mother (Eva Green) disappears into thin air.
An eerie, enticing new trailer for the movie, which co-stars Christopher Meloni, Gabourey Sidibe and Shiloh Fernandez, has landed online, revealing more of the film’s aloof, almost dreamlike tone (but what were you expecting from the director of Mysterious Skin?).
White Bird in a Blizzard made quite a splash when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and thanks to Magnolia Pictures, general audiences will finally get a chance to see what all the fuss was about this fall. The pic hits VOD on September 25th and will get a limited release on October 24th.
Kat Connors (Shailene Woodley) is 17 years old when her perfect homemaker mother, Eve (Eva Green), a beautiful, enigmatic, and haunted woman, disappears – just as Kat is discovering and relishing her newfound sexuality. Having lived for so long in a stifled, emotionally repressed household, she barely registers her mother’s absence and certainly doesn’t blame her doormat of a father, Brock, (Christopher Meloni) for the loss. In fact, it’s almost a relief. But as time passes, Kat begins to come to grips with how deeply Eve’s disappearance has affected her. Returning home on a break from college, she finds herself confronted with the truth about her mother’s departure, and her own denial about the events surrounding it…
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