What Maisie Knew
Filmfest 2013

German Age Rating

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A contemporary reimagining of Henry James' novel, 'What Maisie Knew' tells the story of a captivating little girl's struggle for grace in the midst of her parents' bitter custody battle. Told through the eyes of the title's heroine, Maisie navigates this ever-widening turmoil with a six-year-old's innocence, charm and generosity of spirit.
An aging rock star and a contemporary art dealer – Susanna and Beale are too self-involved even to notice their neglect and inadequacy as parents; their fight for Maisie is just another battle in an epic war of personalities. As they raise the stakes by taking on inappropriate new partners, the ex-nanny Margo and the much younger bartender Lincoln, the shuffling of Maisie from household to household becomes more and more callous, the consequences more and more troubling...

tags: Feature film

Cast: Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgård, Onata Aprile, Joanna Vanderham, Steve Coogan


Screenplay: Carroll Cartwright, Nancy Doyne, von/ by: Henry James

Director of Photography: Giles Nuttgens

Film Editor: Madeleine Gavin

Composer: Nick Urata

Production Designer: Kelly McGehee

Costume Design: Stacey Battat

Sound: Eliza Paley, Michael Barry

Producer: Lauren Grimshaw

Production Company: Red Crown Productions

World Sales: Fortissimo Films

Distributor: Pandastorm Pictures GmbH

Director: Scott McGehee, David Siegel