Late Bloomers

Lisa Steen, USA 2023, 93’
International premiere
LaRoy Mountains

An original coming-of-age comedy about the passage of time, loneliness, and femininity. Twenty-eight-year-old Louise and nearly 60-year-old Antonina (Małgorzata Zajączkowska) both feel trapped in aching bodies and especially in the social roles imposed on them by their respective ages.

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Sarasota FF 2023 - Independent Visions Award - Best Film

Lisa Steen

Lisa Steen is an American producer, screenwriter, and film director. Late Boomers, her feature-length debut, premiered at the SXSW film festival in 2023 and is her fourth film based on a screenplay by Anna Greenfield. Previously, they worked together on the short films Games for Girls (2018), Sundowners (2019) – shown at Sundance, and Stepdaddy (2019) – awarded at the Seattle Film Festival.


2017 Staunch Character (short)

2018 Games for Girls (short)

2019 Sundowners (short)

2019 Stepdaddy (short)

2020 The Club (short)

2023 Lepiej później niż wcale / Late Bloomers

Cast & Crew

director Lisa Steen
screenplay Anna Greenfield
cinematography John de Menil
editing Anisha Acharya
music Osei Essed
cast Karen Gillan, Małgorzata Zajączkowska [Margaret Sophie Stein], Jermaine Fowler, Talia Balsam, Michelle Twarowska
producer Alexandra Barreto, Sam Bisbee, Taylor Feltner
production We’re Doin’ Great, Bindery Films, Burn Later Productions, Fierce Optimism Films, Good Gravy Films, MM2 Asia, Park Pictures, World of Ha Productions
sales We’re Doin’ Great
language English
coloration colour
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