WEEK IN WOMEN: Rebecca Miller’s SHE CAME TO ME to be released via Vertical – Brandy McDonnell reports

Global independent distributor Vertical has secured U.S. rights to the romantic comedy She Came to Me, which had its world premiere in February as the opening night selection for the 2023 Berlin Film Festival. Vertical is planning a theatrical release for the comedy about love in all its forms. Set in the bustling metropolis of New York City, She Came to Me follows Steven Lauddem (Peter Dinklage), a composer who is plagued by a creative block that leaves him unable to finish the score for his big comeback opera.

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PERPETRATOR (Berlinale2023) – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

House-breaking kleptomaniac Jonquil Baptise is known as Jonny to her friends – or, at least, she would be if she had any. With her relationship with her struggling, disconnected father in tatters, Jonny is sent to live with the long-estranged – and strange – Aunt Hildie (Alicia Silverston), who seems to know much more about the teenage girl than the latter is wholly comfortable with. Sent to a strict private school, Jonny learns quickly about a spate of recent disappearances in the area of girls her age. When people she knows begin to go missing, the supernatural powers unleashed on her 18th birthday adds a dramatic added dimension to how she and the women around her deal with living in a world where such nightmarish things can happen.

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