PINK SKIES AHEAD
A young woman struggling with an anxiety disorder leaves college and goes to live at home with her parents in this quirky coming-of-age gem from newcomer writer and director Kelly Oxford.
It’s the year 1998, and Winona (charmingly played by Jessica Barden, END OF THE F***ING WORLD, THE LOBSTER, PFF24) desperately wants to be normal. Her severe anxiety seems to say otherwise, though she insists she doesn’t have a disorder. Having recently left college where she was studying writing, Winona struggles to figure out what makes her happy. Still loyal to her childhood pediatrician (the evergreen Henry Winkler), she reluctantly acquiesces to his suggestion of therapy. Trying to turn over a new leaf, Winona sets out to become her best self. Sick of the slew of neck-tattooed jerky boyfriends that her electric blue hair seems to attract, she tries out nice-guy Ben (Lewis Pullman) for a change. But when her parents (Marcia Gay Harden and Michael McKean) make a shocking confession, Winona spirals right back into an anxiety-ridden reality where she can’t seem to find her footing. Heartfelt, honest, and hilarious, PINK SKIES AHEAD is a disarming depiction of growing up and finding yourself.
CAST: Jessica Barden, Marcia Gay Harden, Michael McKean, Henry Winkler
In Competition: First Feature Award
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