Tiny Furniture

SYNOPSIS

22-year old Aura (Lena Dunham) returns home from university to her artist mother's Tribeca loft with: a useless film theory degree, 357 hits on her YouTube page, a boyfriend who's left her to find himself, a dying hamster and her tail between her legs. Luckily, her train wreck childhood best friend never left home, the restaurant down the block is hiring and ill-advised romantic options options lurk around every corner. Aura quickly careens into her old/new life: a dead-end hostess job, pathetic Brooklyn "art shows", drinking all the wine in her mother's neatly organised cabinets and competing with her prodigious teenage sister. Surrounded on all sides by what she could become, Aura just wants someone to tell her who she is.

Lena Dunham wrote, directed and stars in this knockout existential comedy, presenting a wildly imaginative take on romantic humiliation and post-university confusion. Tiny Furniture was shot in Dunham's family home, starring Dunham's mother (photographer Laurie Simmons) and her precocious sister Grace as Nadine.

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

Tiny Furniture celebrated its World Premiere at the 2010 South-by-Southwest Film Fesival where it won the Grand Jury Award and the Breakout Award for Emerging Woman Director.

SOLD TO

The film was released in UK cinemas on 30 March 2012.

DIRECTOR

LENA DUNHAM

CREW

Produced by
KYLE MARTIN (NY Export: Opus Jazz)
ALICIA VAN COUVERING (Nobody Walks)

Screenplay by
LENA DUNHAM

Lena Dunham (HBO Series Girls, Mildred Pierce, The Innkeepers) Grace Dunham, Jemima Kirke (HBO Series Girls) Alex Karpovsky (Harmony and Me, Bass Ackwards) David Call (Breaking Upwards)

 

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