PAPER SPIDERS – USA, 2020, 109 min., Drama
Director: Inon Shampanier
Writers: Inon Shampanier, Natalie Shampanier
Cast: Stefania LaVie Owen, Peyton List, Lili Taylor,Max Casella,David Rasche, Ian Nelson
A bittersweet story about coming of age in the shadow of mental illness.
Dawn recently lost her husband and experiences growing anxiety as her daughter Melanie plans to move away for college. An argument with a hostile new neighbor aggravates Dawn’s mental condition, and she begins to show signs of paranoid delusions. Determined to help her mom, Melanie attempts a series of interventions, but challenging Dawn’s reality of persecution threatens to destroy their loving relationship.
Melanie is forced to make the toughest of choices as she struggles to support her mother on the path toward recovery and healing.
Awards and Nominations:
Boston Film Festival 2020 Winner Festival Prize –
Best Film -Inon Shampanier,Natalie Shampanier, Anne Clements ,Ash Christian,
Best Actress- Lili Taylor, Best Screenplay – Natalie Shampanier,Inon Shampanier
Best Ensemble Cast- Lili Taylor, Stefania LaVie Owen, Ian Nelson, Peyton List, Michael Cyril Creighton, Max Casella, David Rasche, Tom