If the name Julia Hart doesn’t ring a bell, if the movies Miss Stevens, Fast Color and Stargirl don’t mean anything to you, run immediately to the International Film Festival of La Roche-sur-Yon to discover this talented screenwriter and director!
However, nothing in her young career suggested a successful foray into the world of cinema. At age 25, she begins a career as a high school teacher. But 8 years later, she is caught up by her passion for writing and becomes a screenwriter. Her first movie as a screenwriter and a director, Miss Stevens, comes out in 2016.Critically-acclaimed, it is even nominated for the Grand Jury Award and Gamechanger Award at the South by Southwest Film Festival. Julia Hart continues with Fast Color in 2018, Stargirl in 2020 and the upcoming: I’m your woman, which will be released on December 11, 2020 on the Amazon Prime Video platform.
Julia Hart never ceases to amaze through her movies (although a bit clichéd) exuding joie de vivre, fun and sentiment. But what her filmography brings to the fore is the originally and subtly profound messages of her life lessons.
Hart is an up-and-coming director to watch very closely. Thanks to the International Film festival of La Roche-sur-Yon, (re)discover two of her greatest movies: Miss Steven and Stargirl.
- Miss Stevens (2016)
Directly inspired by her experience as a teacher, the film tells the story of Miss Stevens, a high school teacher who goes on a road-trip across the United States to take three of her students to a drama competition.
Gathering talented actors such as Lily Rabe (Vice), Timothée Chalamet (Call me by your name) or Lili Reinhart (Hustlers), this dramatic comedy explores deep themes such as self-confidence, love, success…
Through Miss Stevens, we accompany three teenagers and one adult on a quest about themselves.
- Stargirl (2020)
Leo is a discreet high school student who prefers to blend in. But his vision of the world will change when Stargirl, a young girl who stands out in every way, enrolls in his high school. Hailed for its visual and musical quality, Stargirl is an initiatory narrative that poses questions with universal resonance. Grace Vanderwaal, actress, singer and songwriter, illuminates this film in which she plays the lead role.
A refreshing film that will plunge you back into adolescence!