These August movies are based on books:
Story: “Libby Day was only seven years old when her family was brutally murdered in their rural Kansas farmhouse. Twenty-five years later, she agrees to revisit the crime and uncovers the wrenching truths that led up to that tragic night.” (IMDb)
Fun Fact: “Charlize Theron is 177 cm tall, but the character she plays is in the book just 148 cm tall.” (IMDb)
De fazanten moordenaars (English movie title = The Absent One): based on Fasandræberne by Jussi Adler-Olsen. It is translated into English as The Absent One (or Disgrace, if you prefer the UK title). Part 2 of the Department Q series. E-book available here.
Story: “The murder of young twins initially implicates a group of upper class students as the killers, though the case takes a turn or two from its starting point.” (IMDb)
Fun Fact: “In December 2014, the film became the highest-grossing Danish film ever at the Danish box office with 66 million kroner from 749,000 tickets sold.” (IMDb)
The Diary of a Teenage Girl: based on The Diary of a Teenage Girl: An Account in Words and Pictures by Phoebe Gloeckner.
Story: “A teen artist living in 1970s San Francisco enters into an affair with her mother’s boyfriend.” (IMDb)
Fun Fact: Won the award for Best Feature Film at the Berlin International Film Festival and the Best International Feature Film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. (IMDb)
Les Souvenirs (English film title = Memories) : based on David Founkinos’s French book Les Souvenirs.