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What Maisie Knew - Win a poster and Henry James novel

What Maisie Knew

Preview by Jack Foley

A contemporary re-imagining of Henry James’ novel, What Maisie Knew tells the story of a captivating little girl’s struggle for grace in the midst of her parents’ bitter custody battle. Told through the eyes of the title’s heroine, Maisie (Onata Aprile) navigates this ever-widening turmoil with a six-year-old’s innocence, charm and generosity of spirit.

An aging rock star (Julianne Moore) and a contemporary art dealer (Steve Coogan) – Susanna and Beale are too self-involved even to notice their neglect and inadequacy as parents; their fight for Maisie is just another battle in an epic war of personalities.

As they raise the stakes by taking on inappropriate new partners, the ex-nanny Margo and the much younger bartender Lincoln (Joanna Vanderham and Alexander Skarsgård), the shuffling of Maisie from household to household becomes more and more callous, the consequences more and more troubling.

Always watchful, however, Maisie begins to understand that the path through this morass of adult childishness and selfish blindness will have to be of her own making.

Directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel, written by Carroll Cartwright and Nancy Doyne, and from the producers of The Kids Are All Right, What Maisie Knew is a heartbreaking but redemptive story of family, self-sacrifice, and the indelibility of one child’s love, starring Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgård, Steve Coogan and Joanna Vanderham, introducing Onata Aprile as “Maisie.”

The film opens in UK cinemas on Friday, August 23, 2013.

Win What Maisie Knew posters and books

To celebrate the release of What Maisie Knew in cinemas on Friday, August 23, 2013, IndieLondon is offering its readers the chance to win a film poster and original Henry James novel. Simply answer the following question…

Q. Who plays Maisie in What Maisie Knew?

Simply send the answer to What Maisie Knew competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email

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