THE GREAT PRETENDER
BRIC PRESENTS A FACTORY 25 FILM
Director: NATHAN SILVER| 
Length: 72 Minutes
 


 

At Festivals begining April 2018


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Synopsis

THE GREAT PRETENDER is a roundelay set in the off-off-Broadway world of New York theatre. Trying to exorcise her past, lovesick French director Mona comes to America to mount a play based on her last relationship: a tumultuous affair with hard living street photographer Nick. For the on-stage rendition of her real-life story, Mona casts seemingly naïve French actress Thérèse to play herself and bumbling Brooklynite Chris to play Nick. Mona develops feelings for Chris, Chris falls madly in love with Mona, while Thérèse falls in love with Chris. The film is told in five chapters, each centered around a different character, culminating in the production of the play.


Directed by 
Nathan Silver
Written by Jack Dunphy
Story by Nathan Silver and Jack Dunphy
Produced by Matt Grady, Danelle Eliav, Nathan Silver, Jack Dunphy, Pierce Varous and Jere B. Ford
Executive Produced by Aziz Isham, Kuye Youngblood and Diane Lanyi
Cinematography by Sean Price Williams
Music by Seth Kaplan

Cast: Maëlle POÉSY, Keith POULSON Esther GARREL Linas PHILLIPS, Craig muMs GRANT, Brigitte SY, Julian GRADY. Isabella JACKSON, Tashiana WASHINGTON, Carl KRANZ, C. Mason WELLS, Danelle ELIAV, Emilie Blythe MCDONALD, Bruce SMOLANOFF

Festivals: Tribeca Film Festival, Maryland Film Festival


Press

"With this film, Nathan Silver has created one of modern American cinema's great not-quite-romances."
-Chuck Bowen, Slant

"Nathan Silver, an Iconoclast Who Probes Group Dynamics, Is Back at Tribeca" Interview with Nathan Silver
-Mark Asch, The Village Voice


In Festivals

April 18th - 29th
Tribeca Film Festival
New York, NY
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May 2nd to 6th
Maryland Film Festival
Baltimore, MD 
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