My Salinger Year

Philippe Falardeau

Canada/Ireland | V.O. English | ST French | 2020 | 101 min | color | Fiction

In the late 90s, Joanna is a young aspiring writer who lands a day job as an assistant at J.D. Salinger’s literary agency in New York City. While her eccentric, old-fashioned boss Margaret assigns her to answer Salinger’s voluminous fan mail, Joanna struggles to find her voice.

Director Philippe Falardeau
Music Martin Léon
Cinematographer Sara Mishara
Screenplay Joanna Smith Rakoff, Philippe Falardeau
Cast Douglas Booth, Théodore Pellerin, Margaret Qualley, Sigourney Weaver
Production Micro_scope


Philippe Falardeau

Philippe Falardeau is a Quebec director and screenwriter who was very successful with his first fiction feature film, La moitié gauche du frigo (2000). Congorama (2006), his second feature film won five prizes at the Soirée des prix Jutra 2007 and the Best Scenario at the Genie Awards. Multiple time awarded, C’est pas moi, je le jure! was invited in about sixty festivals and sold in more or less forty countries. In 2011, he signs Monsieur Lazhar, obtaining unanimous commercial and critique success. The movie goes to the Oscar in the Best Film in Foreign Language. He also directed The Good Lie (2013), Guibord s’en-va-t’en guerre (2015) and Chuck (2016).