Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes
This second feature from writer-director Francesca Gregorini may be a coming-of-age movie about a teenage girl, but don’t expect ‘Twilight’-style boy-chasing or high school antics. Instead, this is the haunting, mysterious tale of Emanuel (Kaya Scodelario), an adolescent living with her dad (Alfred Molina) and stepmother (Frances O’Connor) and still struggling to come to terms with the death of her mum some years before. When a stranger moves in next door who bears an uncanny resemblance to Emanuel’s lost mother, the girl’s emotions begin to spin out of control. With a strong cast and intriguing premise, this sounds like a promising spin on the teen flick.