The Starling Girl

Laurel Parmet, USA 2023, 116’
Polish premiere
Summer Solstice The Sweet East

Laurel Parmet’s acclaimed debut garnered rave reviews at Sundance and SXSW. A fundamentalist Christian teenager attempts to find her bearing as her maturing desires clash with the traditional demands of her community’s faith.

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Palms Springs IFF – Main Award in the Directors to Watch Competition

Laurel Parmet

Laurel Parmet is an American director and screenwriter. She grew up in Los Angeles and later moved to New York where she studied at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Parmet has directed music videos and several short films. Spring was her breakout film, presented, among others, at SXSW, Outfest and Palm Springs IFF. Her sophomore effort, Kira Burning, showed at SXSW and NY's MOMA. The Starling Girl is Parmet's full-length debut.


2011 Pampeliska (short)

2011 Mother (short)

2015 Chute Fighter (short)

2017 Spring (short)

2018 Kira Burning (short)

2023 Córka Starlingów / The Starling Girl

Cast & Crew

director Laurel Parmet
screenplay Laurel Parmet
cinematography Brian Lannin
editing Sam Levy
music Ben Schneider
cast Eliza Scanlen, Lewis Pullman, Jimmi Simpson, Wrenn Schmidt, Austin Abrams, Kyle Secor
producer Kevin Rowe, Kara Durrett
production 2AM
sales NBCUniversal
language English
coloration colour
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