Love, Marilyn

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Original title Love, Marilyn
Category Documentary
UK Release Date
Production year 2012
Production Country
Directors Liz Garbus
Cast Elizabeth Banks, Lindsay Lohan, Evan Rachel Wood, Uma Thurman, Ben Foster, Jeremy Piven, Jennifer Ehle, Paul Giamatti, Glenn Close, Stephen Lang, Lili Taylor, Viola Davis, David Strathairn, F. Murray Abraham, Adrien Brody
Distributor StudioCanal

Synopsis

Marilyn Monroe invented her public persona at the expense of concealing a private side know only to her close confidants. Fifty years after her death, her creation still blazes brightly in our cultural imagination, while the creator continues to lurk in the shadows. Drawing on never-before-seen personal papers, diaries and letters, Academy-award nominated director Liz Garbus worked with acclaimed actresses to evoke the multiple aspects of the real Marilyn - passion, ambition, soul-searching, power and fear - in an absorbing and astonishing portrait. These documents, brought to life in this film by some of our contemporary icons and stars, give us a new and revelatory understanding of Monroe, revealing her carefully guarded inner life. LOVE, MARILYN features Elizabeth Banks, Ellen Burstyn, Glenn Close, Viola Davis, Jennifer Ehle, Lindsay Lohan, Lili Taylor, Uma Thurman, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood. Rounding out this portrait, Adrien Brody, Hope Davis, Ben Foster, Paul Giamatti, Janet McTeer, Oliver Platt and David Strathairn bring to life the writings of Billy Wilder, Natasha Lytess, Truman Capote, Gloria Steinem and Norman Mailer, completing the image of this very flesh-and-blood young woman in thrall to ambition, imagination, demons, and fear who, over time, came to embrace life, friendship, and the possibility of her future.