United States - The Film's The Thing
I was at pains to try and make this not feel like a playwright's movie," says David Auburn, the award-winning playwright of Proof, whose directorial film debut The Girl In The Park has its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this week. "I wrote it for the screen. I wanted to explore the aftermath of a tragedy, but not the immediate aftermath. I wanted to jump 16 years ahead. That struck me as something cinematic to start with."