Helena from the Wedding
In this nuanced and comedic portrait of marriage, newlyweds Alex (Lee Tergesen) and Alice (Melanie Lynskey) host a New Year's Eve party for their closest friends at their remote cabin in the mountains. However, when Alice's friend brings along a surprise guest—the very young and beautiful Helena (Gillian Jacobs)—the group's facades begin to crumble.
Bonus short: Awaiting Examination, directed by Elisabet Gustafsson
Sound: Stereo 2.0
- "Beautifully modulated! Full of both the ache and the joy of real life."
- "Funny as hell! Helena From The Wedding boasts a strong ensemble cast...piercing humor...[and] a bittersweet sting that brings a smile to our faces and a lump in our throats."
- "The acting performances are all perfect...It is a brutally realistic depiction of the trials and tribulations of 30-something couples and their friendships."
- "Among its achievements is the kind of comfortable, shaded acting we expect from seasoned professionals and a script (by the director, Joseph Infantolino) that almost scarily captures the cadences of whining white privilege."
Awards & Recognition
Montreal World Film Festival
SXSW Film Festival
Calgary Int'l Film Festival
Woodstock Film Festival
Denver Film Festival
3 Rivers Film Festival
Chesapeake Film Festival
MV Film Society
Bermuda Int'l Film Festival