Monday, December 19, 2011

"Tanner Hall": Lose Your Way. Find Yourself.

"Tanner Hall", the 2009 indie drama from Anchor Bay Films, is now available on Blu-ray and DVD, following four teen girls 'coming-of-age' in a boarding school, written and directed by Tatiana von F├╝rstenberg and Francesca Gregorini. The film was developed by von F├╝rstenberg and Gregorini while they attended Brown University, after both women realized they had both attended boarding schools as children.

Cast includes Brie Larson, Amy Ferguson, Rooney Mara ("The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"), Georgia King, Tom Everett Scott, Amy Sedaris, Chris Kattan, and Shawn Pyfrom :

" is fall, and 'Fernanda' (Mara) returns to her beloved 'Tanner Hall' to begin the new school year. She is yearning to see her old friends 'Kate' (Larson) and 'Lucasta' (Ferguson). Although clearly girls of privilege, they exhibit none of the stereotypical behaviors assumed of children of their class. They are at once worldly and innocent, hovering on the razor's edge between adolescence and adulthood.

"But there's a new girl: 'Victoria' (King), who is clearly one angry, emotionally dishevelled young woman. Victoria wants scalps on her belt, and within hours of her arrival, she has set the trio of friends against each other without their fully understanding why or how. That's just the first day.

"Victoria instinctively understands that Fernanda is her prize because she is practical, clear-eyed and not easily fooled. But while Victoria focuses on manipulating her, Fernanda's attentions are elsewhere, mostly on her developing affections for 'Gio' (Scott), the husband of one of her mother's friends.

"Vulnerable to the stirrings of what she thinks is real love, Fernanda allows his pursuit of her to get tangled up in the teenaged machinations around her, and the outcome is a much-too-rapid vault into adulthood for each girl....".

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