Dir: Dolly Wells (15, 91 mins)
The debut feature film from indie darling Dolly Wells, excellent in painful friendship TV comedy Doll And Em and more or less everything she cameos in. Wells reteams with her best friend Emily Mortimer once more in this intergenerational friendship drama, produced by prolific Welsh filmmaker Jamie Adams. Wells stays behind the camera to follow Grace Van Patten’s Lillian, spoiled, drifting and recently dumped. She subsequently moves in with her parents’ best friends, successful novelist Julia Price and her husband played by Emily Mortimer and Ebon Moss-Bachrach respectively. Julia is a recluse, but following a chance encounter with her ex and his new love Lillian decides she will become a documentary maker, and Julia will be her subject – much to the latter’s unease. Lillian rediscovers a passion for creativity, making connections with a dog-walker (Timm Sharp) and a would-be cameraman (John Early), and ultimately discovers who she is along the way. Well-observed and shot by Ryan Eddleston, Good Posture is a low-key, character-based story about growing up and self-identity that charms.
Opens Oct 14