Film - Spotlight Filmfest 2017


Directed by Marc Webb


Director: Marc Webb
Section: Spotlight
Country: USA
Year: 2016
Language: English
Version: Original version with German subtitles
Cast: Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Jenny Slate, Octavia Spencer



Director Marc Webb (THE AMAZING SPIDER MAN) and lead Chris Evans (CAPTAIN AMERICA) take care of a little prodigy: Mary is mathematically gifted, solving differential equations at breathtaking speed, and none of the kids her age can even come close to her intellectual prowess. Her uncle Frank took her in when her mother died. Frank wants her to have a normal childhood. He refuses the scholarship she's offered at a private school for peak talents. Mary's posh British grandma Evelyn is also a gifted mathematician and wants the girl to live up to her full potential. She gets into a custody battle with Frank over the classic education conundrum: Who's to say what's the best for the girl?

Meet the director


Marc Webb

Marc Webb was born in Bloomington, Indiana in 1974 and grew up in Madison, Wisconsin. He shot music videos for Green Day, Incubus and My Chemical Romance, among others. His feature debut (500) DAYS OF SUMMER starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel led to Columbia Studios hiring him to direct THE AMAZING SPIDER MAN (2012) and THE AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2: RISE OF ELECTRO (2014). GIFTED marks his return to low-budget indie territory.


Screenplay: Tom Flynn
Director of Photography: Stuart Dryburgh, ASC
Film Editor: Bill Pankow, ACE
Composer: Rob Simonsen
Production Designer: Laura Fox
Costume Design: Abby O'Sullivan
Producer: Karen Lunder, p.g.a, Andy Cohen, p.g.a
Production Company: Filmnation Entertainment, Grade A Entertainment
Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox of Germany GmbH