GenreDrama Running time1h 35m Music directorRoger Neill LanguageEnglish
DirectorTatiana von Furstenberg
Francesca Gregorini Release dateSeptember 14, 2009 (2009-09-14) (Toronto International Film Festival) WriterTatiana von Furstenberg, Francesca Gregorini DirectorsFrancesca Gregorini, Tatiana von Furstenberg CastRooney Mara (Fernanda), Georgia King (Victoria), Brie Larson (Kate), Amy Ferguson (Lucasta), Antonia Steinberg (Dart Girl), Collin Brown (Townie) Similar moviesNever Let Me Go, Scent of a Woman, She's the Man, Before the Fall, Bad Education, Like Stars on the Earth
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Tanner Hall is a 2009 drama filmabout four girls having their coming-of-age in boarding school. It was written and directed by Tatiana von Fürstenberg and Francesca Gregorini. It stars Rooney Mara, Georgia King, Brie Larson, Amy Ferguson, Tom Everett Scott, Amy Sedaris, Chris Kattan, and Shawn Pyfrom.
The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 14, 2009, before being released on September 9, 2011, by Anchor Bay Films.
Tanner hall the film written and directed by francesca gregorini and tatiana von furstenberg
As Fernanda (Rooney Mara) enters her senior year at Tanner Hall—a sheltered boarding school in New England—she is faced with unexpected changes in her group of friends when a childhood acquaintance, the charismatic yet manipulative trouble-maker Victoria (Georgia King), appears. Shy and studious, Fernanda is usually the voice of reason among her friends-adventurous and sexy Kate (Brie Larson) and tomboy Lucasta (Amy Ferguson). Jealous of Fernanda's exciting relationship, Victoria begins to sabotage Fernanda's plans and plots to publicly humiliate her.
Rooney Mara as Fernanda ("Fern")
Georgia King as Victoria
Brie Larson as Kate
Amy Ferguson as Lucasta
Tom Everett Scott as Gio
Chris Kattan as Mr. George Middlewood
Amy Sedaris as Mrs. Maggie Middlewood
Shawn Pyfrom as Hank
Ryan Schira as Peter
Susie Misner as Roxanne, Fernanda's mother
Tara Subkoff as Gwen
Annika Peterson as Olga, Victoria's mother
Alaina Lauren Steinberg as Margaret
Production and reception
It was the first feature film for von Fürstenberg and Gregorini that had its world premiere as an Official Selection at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2009. It was well received at the Hamptons International Film Festival and was awarded the Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature at the Gen Art Film Festival. It was picked up by Anchor Bay Films, a division of Anchor Bay Entertainment, and was released in theaters September 2011.
Despite this Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a 12% score with critics (two of the seventeen reviews being positive) and 27% score with audiences, a "Rotten" rating for both. Aggregate review site Metacritic scored it 40 out of 100 from 10 reviews, indicating mixed or average.