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Mickey and the Bear

Annabelle Attanasio, USA 2019, 89’
Polish premiere
Lost Transmissions Ms. White Light

Living in a decaying town in Montana, where “everyone dies of cancer,” Mickey is still really young, but she has no time to enjoy it. Following her mother’s death, she has to take care of her unstable father (James Badge Dale), a drug-addicted veteran of the Iraq war who is unable to cope with his memories or the loss of his wife. Mickey has to be everything for her father: the full-time caretaker who picks him up from the drunk tank after his latest binge, the family breadwinner who takes home hard-earned money from her job at a local taxidermist’s, and the companion who sings soothing lullabies to a broken man falling asleep in front of the TV. Her high-school boyfriend would love nothing than to marry her and give her a bunch of kids right away, but Mickey is slowly starting to focus on her own dreams. The only question is whether her father will be able to bear it.

Marta Bałaga


Independent FF of Boston 2019 – Best Narrative Feature; Montclair FF 2019 – Audible Storyteller Award, Future/Now; Nantucket FF 2019 – Adrienne Shelley Excellence in Filmmaking Award

Annabelle Attanasio

Born in Los Angeles in 1993, Annabelle Attanasio is American actress and director. She has appeared in the medical drama The Knick, alongside Clive Owen, and the legal series Bull. Her full-length directorial debut, Mickey and the Bear, for which she also wrote the script, premiered at the SXSW Festival. The film won awards in Nantucket and Boston, among other places. 


2014 Anchovies (short)

2015 Drooler (short)

2016 Frankie Keeps Talking (short)

2019 Mickey i niedźwiedź / Mickey and the Bear

Cast & Crew

director Annabelle Attanasio
screenplay Annabelle Attanasio
cinematography Conor Murphy
editing Henry Hayes
music Angel Deradoorian, Brian McOmber
cast Camila Morrone, James Badge Dale, Calvin Demba, Ben Rosenfield, Rebecca Henderson
producer Anja Murmann, Sabine Schenk, Lizzie Shapiro, Taylor Shung
production Thick Media, Shortlight Pictures
sales Utopia
language English
coloration colour
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