The film has already won numerous awards, including Golden Globes for Best Actress (Melissa McCarthy) and Best Supporting Actor (Richard E. Grant) and was nominated for the Oscars® in the same categories as well as for Best Adapted Screenplay, and had is German premiere at the 52nd Hof International Film Festival – now CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME by Marielle Heller is in German cinemas this Oscar® weekend – don’t miss it!
The film is based on a true story of the famous celebrity biographer (and cat friend) Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy), who earned her living writing portraits and biographies of celebrities in New York in the 1970s and 80s. But now Lee's works are no longer published because they no longer meet the contemporary taste of the public. Out of financial need, she turned her art form to deception, instigated by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant), and was dangerously successful.
Unbelievable cinema fun with great acting!