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Kazan, in a turn that earned her the Best Actress award at the Tribeca Film Festival, plays 20-year-old college student Ivy in "The Exploding Girl." Home for spring break, Ivy is "excited about a developing romance back at school and life is seemingly perfect," according to movie notes. "When her longtime friend Al finds himself without a place to stay during the break, Ivy and her mother take him in and Al and Ivy's friendship strengthens while her boyfriend grows more and more distant. Increasingly distressed about her conflicting feelings, Ivy struggles to keep control, not wanting overwhelming her emotions and trigger her epilepsy."
Bradley Rust Gray directs the New York-set, 79-minute feature that also stars Mark Rendall and Maryann Urbano. The film will get a limited release March 12.
Kazan made her Broadway debut in Come Back, Little Sheba and appeared opposite Kristin Scott Thomas in the 2008 revival of The Seagull. She has also appeared on stage in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Things We Want and 100 Saints You Should Know. On the big screen, her credits include "Revolutionary Road," "It's Complicated," "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee" and "Me and Orson Welles."
Here is a the trailer:
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