Rupert Goold, UK 2019, 118’
Polish premiere
Georgetown Seberg

A film like this about Judy Garland was much needed - honest, showing fragments of real life away from the paparazzi and tinsel that surround celebrities. Garland, like almost every Hollywood star, has experienced both the ups and downs of fame from an early age and has been among the most popular actors of virtually every generation. She was practically bred to be a star by Louis B. Mayer of MGM, daily dressed, fed, and made up by her exclusive staff. A simple girl from Grand Rapids quickly advanced in the industry hierarchy. Unfortunately, this star shone brightly briefly and burned out very quickly. Rupert Goold's film tells about the final, most dramatic moment in her life. However, Judy is more than just the story of a famous child actress. It also marks the great comeback of the wonderful Renee Zellweger, whose passionate performance says a lot about her own troubles and cruelty of public opinion. Zellweger is back stronger than ever and is currently at the forefront of the Oscar race. This is a huge role.

Magdalena Maksimiuk

Rupert Goold

Born in London, Rupert Goold is a film director who has also written for the screen, theater and opera. He studied literature at Cambridge and performative art at NYU. He is the artistic director of the Almeida Theater in London, and has received the Order of the British Empire. Goold directed one of the episodes of The Hollow Crown, which brought him many awards and distinctions, including the Broadcasting Press Guild award and BAFTA nominations. He received a Tony nomination for Ink. He made his movie debut with True Story, a film based on facts, starring Jonah Hill and James Franco.

Selected filmography

2015 Złodziej tożsamości. Historia prawdziwa / True Story

2017 King Charles III (TV movie)

2019 Judy

Cast & Crew

director Rupert Goold
screenplay Tom Edge, Peter Quilter (stageplay)
cinematography Ole Bratt Birkeland
editing Melanie Oliver
music Gabriel Yared
cast Renée Zellweger, Jesse Buckley, Finn Wittrock, Gemma-Leah Devereux
producer David Livingstone
production BBC Films, Calamity Films, Pathe UK, Twentieth Century Fox
Polish distributor Monolith
language English
coloration colour
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