IFC Films has released trailers for its two May VOD releases, How to Build a Girl and The Trip to Greece. How to Build a Girl will be available on May 8th and The Trip to Greece is available on May 22.
Directed by Coky Giedroyc, How to Build a Girl stars Beanie Feldstein, Alfie Allen, Paddy Considine, Chris O’Dowd, Lucy Punch, Jameela Jamil, and Emma Thompson.
Johana Morrigan (Beanie Feldstein) is a bright, quirky, 16-year old who uses her colorful imagination to regularly escape her humdrum life in Wolverhampton and live out her creative fantasies. Desperate to break free from the overcrowded flat she shares with her four brothers and eccentric parents, she submits an earnestly penned and off-beat music review to a group of self-important indie rock critics at a weekly magazine.
Despite being brushed off initially, Johana clamors to the top of the ’90s rock music scene by reinventing herself as Dolly Wilde – a venerable, impossible-to-please music critic with an insatiable lust for fame, fortune, and men.
It isn’t long before the rapid pace at which Johana’s life is changing becomes overwhelming and she runs face-first into a devastatingly real, existential crisis: Is this the type of girl she wants to become? Or does she need to start over and build again from the ground up?
Based on the best-selling novel (buy at Amazon) by Caitlin Moran, How to Build a Girl is a sassy, sexy, and a profoundly touching coming-of-age comedy that traces the rocky road to womanhood through the lens of a unique and wildly hilarious protagonist.
Directed by Michael Winterbottom, The Trip to Greece stars Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan, Kareem Alkabbani, Marta Barrio, Rebecca Johnson, and Claire Keelan.
When Odysseus left Troy it took him ten years to get back to his home in Ithaca. Steve and Rob have only six days on their own personal odyssey in The Trip to Greece. On the way they argue about tragedy and comedy, astronomy and biology, myth, history, democracy and the meaning of life!
The film featuring locations such as: Temple of Apollo at Delphi, the Ancient Agora of Athens, the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, the unique island of Hydra, the Caves of Diros, Nestor’s Palace, Niokastro Fortress in Pylos, and Ancient Stagira, as well as a lot of shooting in restaurants and hotels in Athens, Hydra, Lesvos, Chalkidiki, Pelion, Kavala, and at the Peloponnese.
Winterbottom has previously directed Brydon and Coogan in The Trip (2010), The Trip to Italy (2014), and The Trip to Spain (2017). Originally aired as series, they were later edited down into feature films.