INGRID GOES WEST

USA, 2017 (MIFF 2017, International,North America)

Director: Matt Spicer

INGRID GOES WEST

In Matt Spicer’s Sundance award-winning debut, Aubrey Plaza plays a delusional young woman bound for LA in order to stalk her Instagram idol.

Shattering her ‘queen of deadpan’ image, Aubrey Plaza stars as Ingrid, a moody, unhinged loner with zero social life outside the internet. Infatuated with social media influencer and self-styled star Taylor (perfectly cast celebrity sibling Elizabeth Olsen), Ingrid decides to reinvent herself and head to Los Angeles – where she successfully insinuates herself into her idol’s life.

Matt Spicer’s deeply uncomfortable, often very funny debut feature – part black comedy, part psychological drama – punctures our obsession with social media and self-made celebrity, while crafting an empathetic portrait of a lost soul misled by the lure of digital popularity. Co-starring Straight Outta Compton breakout O’Shea Jackson Jr, Ingrid Goes West won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at Sundance.

'A semi-ironic, yet still-empathetic Single White Female for the Facebook generation, Spicer’s squirm-inducing directorial debut understands both the pleasures and frustrations of judging one’s worth via virtual connections.' – Variety


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