Catherine called birdy

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‘Catherine Called Birdy’

Lena Dunham’s adventure comedy Catherine Called Birdy is the latest world premiere announced for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF, September 8-18).

The Prime Video title is set in a Medieval English village and follows the youngest daughter of a noble family as she comes up with innovative ways to put off potential suitors from her father.

Catherine Called Birdy is directed and written by Dunham, best known for TV series Girls, and based on the book by Karen Cushman. Dunham also produces along with Working Titles’ Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan, as well as Emma producer Jo Wallett.

The cast includes several Screen Stars of Tomorrow; Bella Ramsey, Joe Alwyn and Isis Hainsworth. Billie Piper, Andrew Scott, Lesley Sharp, Sophie Okonedo, Dean-Charles Chapman and Paul Kay also star.

The film follows a string of other titles added to TIFF’s 2022 slate over the last few weeks. Most recently, the festival announced Steven Spielberg would make his first appearance at TIFF with The Fabelmans.