World Premiere


US Narrative Competition
| USA | 94 MINUTES | English
In this moody and mysterious narrative feature, a scenic lake house becomes a sanctuary for two young women. Karen (Otmara Marrero), 29, is just out of a long-term relationship and needing a place to lick her wounds, so she sneaks into her ex’s summer home. There she meets the precocious Lana (Sydney Sweeney), whose bold charisma is a welcome distraction. Both Karen and Lana are emotionally guarded, but their cautious flirtation brings each of them a sense of validation.

Sweeney and Marrero deliver hypnotic performances laced with intimacy. Equal parts psychological drama and sexual coming-of-age story, Clementine is a rumination on who we choose to love and how to let go. It’s a beautifully-rendered debut, marking the discovery of an exciting new female filmmaker to watch.

—Lucy Mukerjee

Cast & Credits
Directed by
Lara Jean Gallagher
Lara Jean Gallagher is a writer and director originally from rural Pennsylvania. She earned her Directing MFA from Columbia and the Independent Filmmaker Project named her an Emerging Storyteller in 2015. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon.
Lara Jean Gallagher
Aimee Lynn Barneberg, Davis Priestley, Kim Bailey, Isabel Marden, Karina Ripper
Lara Jean Gallagher
Andres Karu
Alexander Morris
Katy Jarzebowski
Executive Producer
Garett Stenson
Otmara Marrero, Sydney Sweeney, Will Brittain, Sonya Walger

Print Source
Aimee Lynn Barneburg
High Pony Pictures
Portland, OR 97215
Phone: 310 595 4575
US Sales Contact
Meghan Oliver
Paradigm Talent Agency
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: 310 288 8000
Press Contact
Scott Feinstein
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212 277 7555


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