Lena Dunham

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TIFF 2022: “Catherine Called Birdy”: Lena Dunham’s Comedy – Funny and Relevant

Catherine Called Birdy is director Lena Dunham’s comedy about just turned thirteen-year-old Catherine (Bella Ramsey), who becomes available for marriage with the arrival of her menstrual period, to any prosperous suitor her father chooses – most of them old and undesirable – in order to rescue her family’s dire economic position, brought about by her father’s poor management of the household finances. The film amusingly documents Catherine’s willful attempts to escape the role to which she has been assigned.