How to Build a Girl

How to Build a Girl
How to Build a Girl poster.jpeg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byCoky Giedroyc
Screenplay byCaitlin Moran
Based onHow to Build a Girl
by Caitlin Moran
Produced by
CinematographyHubert Taczanowski
Edited by
  • Gary Dollner
  • Gareth C. Scales
Music byOli Julian
  • Film4
  • Tango Entertainment
  • Protagonist Pictures
  • Monumental Pictures
Distributed by
Release dates
  • 7 September 2019 (2019-09-07) (TIFF)
  • 8 May 2020 (2020-05-08) (United States)
  • 24 July 2020 (2020-07-24) (United Kingdom)
Running time
102 minutes[1]
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
Box office$70,632[2]

How to Build a Girl is a 2019 coming-of-age comedy film directed by Coky Giedroyc, from a screenplay by Caitlin Moran, based on her 2014 novel of the same name. The film tells the story of Johanna Morrigan, an aspiring music journalist in 1990s Wolverhampton. It stars Beanie Feldstein, Paddy Considine, Sarah Solemani, Alfie Allen, Frank Dillane, Laurie Kynaston, Arinzé Kene, Tadhg Murphy, Ziggy Heath, Bobby Schofield, Chris O'Dowd, Joanna Scanlan and Emma Thompson.

How to Build a Girl had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on 7 September 2019 and won the FIPRESCI Special Presentations award.[3] The film was released in the United States on 8 May 2020 by IFC Films and in the United Kingdom on 24 July 2020 by Lionsgate.

  1. ^ "How to Build a Girl". Toronto International Film Festival. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  2. ^ "How to Build a Girl – Financial Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 27 June 2020.
  3. ^ Hipes, Patrick (12 September 2019). "Toronto Film Festival Jury Winners: 'Martin Eden', 'Murmur', 'How To Build A Girl'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 12 September 2019.

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