Dada Films Sees Double with Jenee LaMarque’s The Pretty One

The Pretty One Kazan Dada Films

It wasn’t the best of years for the ’13 edition of the Tribeca Film Fest, but there were a couple of mention-worthy items on display and one of those was Jenee LaMarque’s comedy-sketcher. Featuring Zoe Kazan (she’ll next be seen in Brin Hill’s In Your Eyes) doing double duty a la split screen with stand-end, Indiewire reports that Dada films have plucked The Pretty One and are setting it up with a February 7th release in New York and Los Angeles.

Gist: This is described as a heartfelt comedy that explores loss and awakening through Kazan’s duel role as identical twins Laurel and Audrey. After the loss of her sister Audrey, Laurel must decide between continuing her life pretending to be Audrey or revealing herself as a fraud to her neighbor and love interest (Jake Johnson).

Worth Noting: LaMarque’s short film, Spoonful (link) was part of the 2012 Film Festival.

Do We Care?: If you’re looking for whimsical quirky comedy or consider yourself a Kazan fan this one might be for you.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, editor-in-chief and film critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. Top Films From Contemporary Film Auteurs: Almodóvar (Talk to Her), Coen Bros. (Fargo), Dardennes (La Promesse), Haneke (Caché), Hsiao-Hsien (Three Times), Kar-wai (In the Mood for Love), Kiarostami (Taste of Cherry), Lynch (Mulholland Dr.), Tarantino (Pulp Fiction), Van Sant (My Own Private Idaho), von Trier (Breaking the Waves)