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Judy
Original title:
Judy
Slovenian title:
Judy
Section:
AVANTPREMIERES
Country, year:
UK, 2019
Length:
118
Directed by:
Rupert Goold
Screenplay:
Tom Edge, Peter Quilter
Cinematography:
Ole Bratt Birkeland
Music:
Gabriel Yared
Subtitles:
Slovenian
Language:
English
Voting code:
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Cast:
Renée Zellweger (Judy Garland), Jessie Buckley (Rosalyn Wilder), Finn Wittrock (Mickey Deans), Rufus Sewell (Sidney Luft), Michael Gambon (Bernard Delfont), Gemma-Leah Devereux (Liza Minnelli), Bella Ramsey (Lorna Luft), Andy Nyman (Dan), Gaia Weiss (Abbie)
Awards:
Telluride 2019, Toronto 2019, Calgary 2019

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Description:
Featuring some of Garland's best-known songs, Judy celebrates the voice, the capacity for love, and the dazzling style of "the world's greatest entertainer".
Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of love seem undimmed as she embarks on a whirlwind romance with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband.

"I hope the film is like a little fairy tale story about the way you can find redemption when you're most low. You can find happiness when you feel the most bereft. But in regard to Garland, she says in the film she wasn't Liz Taylor or Marilyn Monroe or Ava Gardner - she was a sort of oddball. I think actually for our age when we're thinking about identity in a much more plural and diverse way, she's in some way much more of a timeless icon and trailblazer than those conventional Hollywood beauties."
(Rupert Goold)