Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Teen angst meets vampires in Venice - new film from Favorite books

'The Moth Diaries'
Harron's 'Moth Diaries' preems at fest

Mary Harron’s adaptation of bestseller 'The Moth Diaries' looks at teen girl friendships and fantasies at a boarding school in the 1960s.Gotham filmmaker Mary Harron journeys to the Lido this week with her fourth feature, an adaptation of Rachel Klein's 2002 bestseller "The Moth Diaries," which preems out of competition today in Venice, just days before its Toronto Film Festival bow.Told via journal entries, the novel is a slice of modern Gothic set at a girls' boarding school in the 1960s.
Its 16-year-old narrator Rebecca (Sarah Bolger), devastated her father's suicide, finds herself preoccupied by a new girl, the mysterious Ernessa (Brit supermodel Lily Cole), whom she suspects of being a vampire.
For the director, however, the genre elements were not the chief attraction.

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