OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018
The Miseducation of Cameron Post
DIRECTOR : Desiree Akhavan
COUNTRY : France
YEAR : 2018
TIME : 93 min
Nu Metro 6, 10 Oct @ 10.30pm | SK Nouveau 4, 13 Oct @ 6.15pm
In 1993 after teenage Cameron is caught in the backseat of a car with the prom queen, she is sent away to a treatment center in a remote area called God’s Promise. While she is being subjected to questionable gay conversion therapies, she bonds with some fellow residents as they pretend to go along with the process while waiting to be released.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Akhavan made her first short film Two Drink Minimum while studying in London as a graduate student. In 2010, she wrote and directed the short film Nose Job.
Akhavan has regularly appeared in her own work since after writing, directing, and acting in the lesbian-themed web series The Slope.for which she and Ingrid Jungermann, her creative partner, were named to Filmmaker’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film in 2012. The series premiered in 2011
She plays a writing student in Season 4 of Girls. The role was offered to her after Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner saw her film Appropriate Behaviour.
In 2014, Akhavan’s film Appropriate Behaviour, in which she plays an alternative version of herself, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The film was first written as her senior thesis paper as a graduate student at New York University. Although it is inspired by personal events in Akahvan’s life, such as the break up of her first lesbian relationship, she has asserted that the film is not autobiographical. That year, she was also selected for the Sundance Institute’s Episodic Story Lab for her pilot script Switch Hitter.
She has stated she drawn inspiration from people such as Woody Allen, Todd Solondz, and Noah Baumbach.
Channel 4 commissioned a sitcom called The Bisexual to be written, directed by and starring Akhavan.
In November 2016, it was announced Akhavan would write, direct and produce The Miseducation of Cameron Post, starring Chloe Grace Moretz, and Sasha Lane