Bee Season

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  104 min.
Release Date: November 11, 2005 (limited)
DVD: April 4, 2006

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Cast: Richard Gere, Juliette Binoche, Flora Cross, Max Minghella, Kate Bosworth

Synopsis

Eliza Naumann (Flora Cross) has no reason to believe she is anything but ordinary. Her father Saul (Richard Gere), a beloved university professor, dotes on her talented elder brother Aaron (Max Minghella). Her scientist mother, Miriam (Juliette Binoche), seems consumed by her career.

When a spelling bee threatens to reaffirm her mediocrity, Eliza amazes everyone: she wins. Her newfound gift garners an invitation not only to the national competition, but an entrée into the world of words and Jewish mysticism that have so long captivated her father's imagination. But Eliza's unexpected success hurls the Naumann family dynamic into a tailspin as long-held secrets emerge and she is forced to depend upon her own divination to hold the family together.

Based on the best-selling Myla Goldberg novel of the same name.

Director: David Siegel, Scott McGehee
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Producer(s): Ron Yerxa, Albert Berger, Winfried Hammacher
Screenplay: Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal
Official Site: foxsearchlight.com/beeseason/

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