23 October, 17:00 · Od Nowa – new hall
Me and Earl and dying girl is the uniquely funny, moving story of Greg (Thomas Mann), a high school senior who is trying to blend in anonymously, avoiding deeper relationships as a survival strategy for navigating the social minefield that is teenage life. He even describes his constant companion Earl (RJ Cyler), with whom he makes short film parodies of classic movies, as more of a “co-worker” than a best friend. But when Greg’s mom (Connie Britton) insists he spend time with Rachel (Olivia Cooke) — a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer — he slowly discovers how worthwhile the true bonds of friendship can be.
|Cast:||Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke, Nick Offerman, Connie Britton, Molly Shannon|
|Production:||Steven Rales, Dan Fogelman, Jeremy Dawson|
|Awards:||MFF Sundance / Sundance FF – Nagroda Grand Jury Prize, Nagroda publiczności / Grand Jury Prize, Audience Award (2015); MFF w Sydney / Sydney FF – Nagroda publiczności / Audience Award (2015); MFF w Seattle / Seattle IFF – Nagroda Golden Space Needle / Golden Space Needle Award (2015)|
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon was born and raised in Laredo, Texas, on the U.S./Mexico border. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University and his Master of Fine Arts from the American Film Institute. He began his career as a personal assistant to Martin Scorsese, Nora Ephron, Robert De Niro and Alejandro González Iñárritu. Gomez-Rejon directed several acclaimed episodes of Glee and American Horror Story.