The Great Pretender | Official Trailer
The Great Pretender

The Great Pretender | Official Trailer

The official trailer for the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival selection The Great Pretender from director Nate Silver (Thirst Street) and starring Esther Garrel (Call Me By Your Name)

Writer-director Nathan Silver (Actor Martinez, Thirst Street) weaves a knotty love quadrangle that twists reality with theater. Starring Esther Garrell (Call Me By Your Name), Maëlle Poesy and Keith Paulson (Listen Up Philip).


"Energetically crafted. Well acted. Striking and stimulating."
- Glenn Kenny, The New York Times

"One of modern America's great not-quite romances."
-Chuck Bowen, Slate


The Great Pretender Tribeca

The Great Pretender AFI Fest



Acclaimed filmmaker Nate Silver has written and directed eight feature films since 2005 including Stinking Heaven, Actor Martinez and Thirst Street. Filmmaker Magazine named Silver “one of the most interesting emerging directors in U.S. indie film,” and he was profiled by The New York Times.

Writer Jack Dunphy is a filmmaker and animator based in Brooklyn. He was one of Filmmaker Magazine's “25 New Faces” in 2016 and his work and animations have premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

Esther Garrel (actor) is known for her work in  Call Me by Your Name (2017; Luca Guadagnino) and Lover for a Day (2017; Philippe Garrel), which premiered at 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

Maëlle Poesy (actor) is a Paris based theater director and film actor. She recently had pieces shown at the Comédie Française as well as the Festival d'Avignon.

Keith Poulson, actor, is a New York based musician, actor and filmmaker known for his co-starring role in Somebody Up There Likes Me (2012; Bob Byington). He can be seen in Zach Clark's Little Sister (2016), Alex Karpovsky's Red Flag (2012), Onur Tukel's Summer of Blood (2014), and Alex Ross Perry's Listen Up Philip (2014).


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