Berlin Film Festival to open with ‘My Salinger Year’ starring Sigourney Weaver

Screen | 1/24/2020 | Michael Rosser
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The 70th Berlin International Film Festival is to open with Philippe Falardeau’s My Salinger Year, starring Sigourney Weaver and Margaret Qualley.

The Canadian-Irish co-production is based on the international bestseller of the same name by US author Joanna Rakoff and will receive its world premiere at the Berlinale Palast on February 20.

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Set in the literary world of New York in the 1990s, the story is about an aspiring poet, played by Qualley (Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood), who works as an assistant to a literary agent, portrayed by Weaver, answering the fan mail to cult author J.D. Salinger.

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