Janet Planet

In rural Western Massachusetts, 11-year-old Lacy spends the summer of 1991 at home, enthralled by her own imagination and the attention of her mother, Janet. As the months pass, three visitors enter their orbit. They are all captivated by Janet and her spellbinding nature. In her solitary moments, Lacy inhabits an inner world so extraordinarily detailed that it begins to seep into the outside world.
In her debut feature film, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Annie Baker captures a child’s experience of time passing and the ineffability of a daughter falling out of love with her mother.
by Annie Baker
with Julianne Nicholson, Zoe Ziegler, Elias Koteas, Will Patton, Sophie Okonedo
USA / United Kingdom 2023 English 110' Colour International premiere | Debut film

With

  • Julianne Nicholson (Janet)
  • Zoe Ziegler (Lacy)
  • Elias Koteas (Avi)
  • Will Patton (Wayne)
  • Sophie Okonedo (Regina)

Crew

DirectorAnnie Baker
ScreenplayAnnie Baker
CinematographyMaria von Hausswolf
EditingLucian Johnson
MusicJoe Rudge
Sound DesignPaul Hsu
Production DesignTeresa Mostropierro
CostumesLizzie Donelan
CastingJessica Kelly
ProducersDan Janvey, Andrew Goldman, Derrick Tseng
Executive ProducersEva Yates, Rose Garnett, Chelsea Barnard

Produced by

A24

New York City, USA

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BBC Films

London, United Kingdom

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Present Company

New York City, USA

World Sales

A24

New York City, USA

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Annie Baker

The playwright and filmmaker grew up in Amherst, Massachusetts. Her multi-award-winning plays include “The Flick”, which won a Pulitzer Prize, an Obie Award and the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, and an adaptation of Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya” for which she also designed the costumes. She has been the recipient of numerous scholarships including a MacArthur Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Janet Planet is her debut feature film.

Filmography

2023 Janet Planet

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2024

Dates

Fri Feb 16 15:30

Zoo Palast 1

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Fri Feb 16 15:30

Zoo Palast 2

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Sat Feb 17 12:00

Haus der Berliner Festspiele

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Sun Feb 18 18:45

Cubix 5

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Mon Feb 19 18:30

Colosseum 1

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Thu Feb 22 16:00

Cineplex Titania

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Sun Feb 25 16:30

International

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