Vanessa Kirby, Simon Brickner, Annika Wahlsten, Annabel Hoffman, and Maya Hawke star in Italian Studies, the indie drama film that premiered at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival. In the film, a writer loses her memory in New York City, attempting to find her way home, she connects with a group of strangers in conversations, real and imagined.
Directed by award-winning filmmaker Adam Leon, Italian Studies opens in theaters on January 14th, 2022.
From award-winning filmmaker Adam Leon, Italian Studies is a lyrical film about dislocation, connection, and the elusive nature of identity. While visiting New York City from her native London, writer Alina Reynolds (Academy Award®-nominee Vanessa Kirby) inexplicably loses her memory and suddenly becomes unmoored and adrift on the streets of Manhattan with no sense of time or place – or even her own name. As Alina’s consciousness swings between imagined conversations, fragments of her own short stories and the bustling city around her, she finds an anchor in charismatic teenager Simon (Simon Brickner). Drawn to the lost woman, Simon soon introduces Alina to his free-spirited group of friends, and together they make their way through a disorienting cityscape full of life, beauty, and music.
Watch the official trailer for Italian Studies.