Can You Ever Forgive Me

  • Screening Dates: 9th May, 6pm  //  16th May, 8pm
  • Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant
  • Directed by: Marielle Heller
  • Running time: 107 mins
  • Rating: M
  • Language: English language


Lee Israel [ Melissa McCarthy] is a frustrated, hard-drinking author who can barely afford to pay her rent or bills in 1990s New York. Desperate for money, Israel soon hatches a scheme to forge letters by famous writers and sell them to bookstores and collectors. When the dealers start to catch on, Lee recruits a dubious friend to help her continue her self-destructive cycle of trickery and deceit.

What is on paper a small-time heist film in the vein of the Coen Brothers or Breaking Bad is ultimately a cover for a more observant and relatable portrait of loneliness.
Emily Yoshida