WHO’S IN IT?

Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn), Laurie Metcalf (A Dangerous Woman), Tracy Letts (Wiener-Dog), Lucas Hedges (Manchester By The Sea), Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name), Beanie Feldstein (Bad Neighbours 2), Stephen McKinley Henderson (Fences), Lois Smith (East of Eden), Jordan Rodrigues (Breaking Through), Marielle Scott (film debut), Odeya Rush (Goosebumps), Jake McDorman (American Sniper), Laura Marano (Superbad), Kathryn Newton (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), John Karna (Premature)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Greta Gerwig (Nights and Weekends), director, writer; Eli Bush (Top Five), Evelyn O’Neill (Trust The Man) and Scott Rudin (The Grand Budapest Hotel), producers; Jon Brion (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), composer; Sam Levy (Frances Ha), cinematographer; Nick Houy (Manhattan Romance), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Teenager Christine McPherson (Ronan), who prefers to go by the name “Lady Bird”, struggles to survive her final year at a Catholic high school, while also frequently clashing with her deeply opinionated but loving mother Marion (Metcalf), with whom she shares many of her own personality traits…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Greta Gerwig introduces herself as a fresh new voice in the industry with her knock-out solo debut that has been wowing audiences left and right, along with her fantastic leading actresses Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 16TH FEBRUARY 2018