GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE
Nancy Stokes, a retired school teacher and widow, is yearning for some adventure, some human connection, and some sex. Good sex.
Whilst her husband Robert provided a home, a family, something resembling a life, good sex was never on offer. But he’s gone now, and Nancy has a plan: she will find adventure with a sex worker named Leo Grande. In an anonymous hotel room Nancy greets Leo. He looks every bit as good as his picture, but what Nancy wasn’t expecting was conversation as well as fornication. Leo has a view on everything, and though he may not always tell the truth, Nancy finds she likes him. And he likes her.
With growing sexual confidence, Nancy starts to relax. Over the course of their rendezvous, the power dynamics shift and their well-worn masks begin to slip.
Sophie Hyde is an Australian film director, writer and producer. Her debut feature drama 52 Tuesdays won the Directing Award at Sundance and the Crystal Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. She directed and produced Animals which premiered in Sundance 2019 and won a BIFA for Best Debut Screenplay, as well as episodic series F*!#ing Adelaide; she created, produced and directed (EP4) series The Hunting, which won two Australian Academy Awards and the Australian Writers Guild award for Best Series.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Hollywood Critics Association Midseason Awards 2022
Provincetown International Film Festival 2022
GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE (fic.)
Director: Sophie Hyde
Country: United Kingdom, United States
Cast: Emma Thompson, Daryl McCormack, Isabella Laughland
Production: Genesius Pictures, Align, Cornerstone Films
PROGRAMME: INTERNATIONAL SELECTION