Don’t Worry Darling, directed by filmmaker and actress Olivia Wilde will join the Perlak section of the 70th edition of the San Sebastian Festival.
After debuting as a director with the comedy Booksmart, Wilde presents as her second film a bold, complex and visually stunning psychological thriller. Wilde is directing the film from a screenplay written by Kate Silberman and is in the 1950s. Its main character is a woman who begins to suspect that her husband’s company is hiding shady secrets.
Wilde also participates as an actress in this film starring Florence Pugh, nominated for an Oscar for Little Women (2019) and Harry Styles (Dunkirk, 2017). The cast also includes Gemma Chan (Crazy Rich Asians, 2018), Kiki Layne (The Old Guard, 2020) and Chris Pine (All the Old Knives, 2022).
The Perlak Section will be made up of another 16 feature films directed by Juan Diego Botto, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Louis Garrel, Mia Hansen-Løve, Oliver Hermanus, Hirokazu Koreeda, Marie Kreutzer, Isaki Lacuesta, Santiago Mitre, Brett Morgen, Cristian Mungiu, Ruben Östlund, François Ozon, Oriol Paulo and Rodrigo Sorogoyen. Except Moonage Daydream, that will close Perlak, and Los renglones torcidos de Dios, that will be the Special Screening of the Section, the rest of the titles will be eligible for the City of Donostia / San Sebastián People’s Choice Award.
DON’T WORRY DARLING
OLIVIA WILDE (USA)
Country(ies) of production: USA
Cast: Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Chris Pine, Olivia Wilde, KiKi Layne, Gemma Chan
Alicek (Pugh) and Jackek (Styles) are lucky to be living in the idealized community of Victory, the experimental company town housing the men who work for the top-secret Victory Project and their families. Life is perfect, with every resident’s needs met by the company. But when cracks in their idyllic life begin to appear, exposing flashes of something much more sinister lurking beneath the attractive façade, Alice can’t help questioning exactly what they’re doing in Victory, and why. Just how much is Alice willing to lose to expose what’s really going on in this paradise?