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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Slums Of Beverly Hills

Fortnight 1998, Feature film, 1 h 32

Synopsis

« The survival in an imperfect family from the point of view of a fifteen year old girl. » When the Abramowitz’, a barely functioning family, move into a dilapidated Beverly Hills apartment complex in 1976, Vivian watches in horror as her blossoming sexuality and bur-geoning bosom become a family event -not to mention a great curiousity for her strange, slacker neighbor Elliot. Clearly, Vivian is in need of a mother figure. Enter Rita, the Abramowitz’ wild cousin and anti-role model, who needs a place to stay. Murray, the single father, hopes that taking in Rita, the daughter of his loaded brother Mickey, will be the answer to restoring their financial and emotional well-being, but she might just drive them all over the brink of madness first

Director

Tamara Jenkins

She started in theater and graduated at the New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, cinema and television department. In 1995, she received the Guggenheim Fellowship For Filmmaking and the screenplay of her feature film Slums of Beverly Hills is selected at the Sundance Institute Screenwriting and Filmmakers’ Lab. She made two short films: Fugitive Love (1992) et Family Remains.

Alan Arkin
Carl Reiner
David Krumholtz
Jessica Walter
Kevin Corrigan
Marisa Tomei
Natasha Lyonne
Rita Moreno

Screenplay
Tamara Jenkins

Image
Tom Richmond

Sound
Ken Seagal

Editing
Pamela Martin

Music
Rolfe Kent

Set decoration
Dena Roth

Production : Michael Nozik et Stan Wlodkowski, South Fork Pictures, 1101 Montana Avenue, Suite B, Santa Monica, California 90403, États-Unis, Tél. : (1 310) 395 5112, Fax : (1 310) 395 3975 – Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2121 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, Ca 90067, États-Unis, Tél. : (1 310) 369 1000, Fax : (1 310) 369 2359 Distribué en France par : UFD, 2 Avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris, Tél. : 01 53 67 17 17 Fax : 01 53 67 17 00