The Year Between
World Premiere

The Year Between

US Narrative Competition
Feature | United States | 94 MINUTES | English
Comedy, Drama

Forced to return home from college after her erratic behavior alienates everyone around her (namely her amusingly panicked roommate), Clemence begrudgingly begins an undesired new chapter in the suburbs, hell-bent on defying her Mom (J. Smith-Cameron), Dad (Steve Buscemi), younger siblings, therapist—and a diagnosis of bipolar disorder. But as the realization of her situation begins to set in, Clemence pushes herself to maintain a strict medication schedule, find a job and show up to her appointments, all whilst maintaining a bitingly quick intellect and antagonizing, razor-sharp wit that keeps everyone around her on their toes.

In Alex Heller’s impressive feature debut, The Year Between, that she wrote, directed and stars in, we are introduced to a truly one-of-a-kind character. Heller’s depiction of a young adulthood stalled from mental illness is one that alternates between laugh out loud hysterical to painfully visceral in its disturbing authenticity. From parents and siblings that vacillate between lovingly pushing her to get better to siblings that just want her to act “normal” to a new love interest that is struggling in his own right, The Year Between is an exciting and hugely entertaining tale about learning to adapt to an unexpected and often painful new phase. —Liza Domnitz

Cast & Credits
Directed by
Alex Heller
Alex Heller is a bipolar filmmaker from Chicago. She is a 2020 Sundance Feature Film fellow and a 2018 alum of the Tribeca Film Institute Network. Vulture named Alex a "Rising Filmmaker Every Cinephile Should Have on Their Radar" in 2018. She creates mental illness memes as @thementallytrillest on Instagram.
Alex Heller
Eugene Sun Park, Amanda Phillips, Sonya Lunsford, Rachel Gould, Caterin Camargo-Alvarez, Alex Heller
Alex Heller
Jason Chiu
Harrison Atkins
Lauren Culjak
Executive Producer
Adrienne Becker, Susanna Fogel, J. Smith-Cameron, HaJ
Music Supervisor
Linda Perry
Alex Heller, J. Smith-Cameron, Steve Buscemi, Wyatt Oleff, Emily Robinson, Kyanna Simone, Rajeev Jacob, Waltrudis Buck

US Sales Contact
Jessica Lacy
ICM Partners
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 310 550 4316
US Sales Contact
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Jacki St. Thomas
MPRM Communications
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