IFC Films released the official trailer for The Novice, the award-winning indie thriller that premiered at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival and won three prizes including Best U.S. Narrative Feature Film, Best Cinematography, and Best Actress for Isabelle Fuhrman. Also starring in The Novice are Amy Forsyth, Dilone, Jonathan Cherry, Kate Drummond, Charlotte Ubben, Sage Irvine, Chantelle Bishop, Jeni Ross, and Nikki Duval.
In the film, written and directed by Lauren Hadaway in her directorial debut, a queer college freshman joins her university’s rowing team and undertakes an obsessive physical and psychological journey to make it to the top varsity boat, no matter the cost.
The Novice opens in theaters and on demand on December 17th, 2021.
Isabelle Fuhrman (Orphan, 2009) plays Alex Dall, a queer college freshman who joins her university’s rowing team and undertakes an obsessive physical and psychological journey to make it to the top varsity boat, no matter the cost. Intent on outperforming her teammates, Alex pushes herself to her limits—and beyond, alienating everyone around her in the name of success. Furhman’s fierce lead performance collides with Lauren Hadaway’s bold direction and dynamic editing, creating a visceral window into a cutthroat world. Stylish cinematography and a seductive soundtrack complete the experience, evoking the romance and danger of falling in love; the attraction, the drama and the fallout. [Tribeca Film Festival]
Watch the official trailer for The Novice.