Clementine is the critically acclaimed feature film debut from writer/director Lara Jean Gallagher. Both a tense psychological drama and a coming-of-age story, the movie tells the tale of a heartbroken woman – tormented over a breakup – who becomes entangled with a younger girl after breaking into her ex’s remote lake house in the Pacific Northwest. As secrets are shared and the bond grows between the pair, so does a creeping sense of dread.
We spoke to director Gallagher about Clementine, the female gaze, visual imagery, selecting the cast and her inspiration for the movie.
By Sarah Bradbury. First published on The Upcoming on 10th February 2021.
Clementine is released digitally on demand on 8th February 2021.