Wednesday, September 21, 2022

"Catherine Called Birdy"

"Catherine Called Birdy" is a new Medieval comedy feature written and directed by Lena Dunham, starring Bella Ramsey, Lesley Sharp, Sophie Okonedo, Joe Alwyn, Isis Hainsworth, Dean-Charles Chapman, Paul Kaye, Billie Piper and Andrew Scott, opening in theaters September 23, 2022 and streaming October 7, 2022 on Prime Video:

"...'Lady Catherine of Stonebridge Manor' (Ramsey), known to all as 'Birdy', dreams of roaming the world while having countless adventures, just like her 'Uncle George' (Alwyn), who has joined the 'Crusades'. Her indulgent mother, 'Lady Aislinn' (Piper), allows her to skip some of the mundane tasks of a young girl in return for keeping a diary that she shares with her brother 'Edward', a cloistered monk. 

"Her spendthrift father is deep in debt and can think of only one way to resolve it. He will marry off his daughter to a wealthy suitor. Horrified to realize the future that awaits, Birdy vows to avoid her mother’s fate: bound to a feckless man..."

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