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TERRI

USA, 2011 (MIFF 2011, International Panorama)

Director: Azazel Jacobs

TERRI

"With a sensitive eye and an even more perceptive heart, Azazel Jacobs brings new life to the outsider's ordeal." - New York Times

The perfect embodiment of teenage loserdom, Terri drifts through life alone, mercilessly teased by his peers and ignored by his jaded teachers. It is not until the vice principal, Mr Fitzgerald (John C. Reilly) sees something of himself in Terri and befriends him that things start to look up for the awkward, overweight teenager.

Director Azazel Jacobs (Momma's Man, MIFF 2008) finds the poetry in Terri's cluttered and constrictive world. Propelled by an exemplary performance from first-timer Jacob Wysocki, Terri is a funny, slow-building and delicate ode to the difficulties of growing up.

"A beautifully subtle and wholly original take on the high-school-set-coming-of-age film." - Screen International

D Azazel Jacobs P Alison Dickey, Hunter Grey, Lynette Howell, Alex Orlovsky S Patrick Dewitt Dist Madman Entertainment TD 35mm/2011

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