Directed by Indian-American filmmaker Meera Menon, whose directorial debut, “Farah Goes Bang” won the inaugural Nora Ephron Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2013, EQUITY is a smart Wall Street thriller involving women in lead. The trailer of the film recently hit the web and going by the look it is indeed going to be one of the female-driven corporate thrillers.
Set in the post financial crises world, where regulations are tight but aspirations remain high, EQUITY tells the story of a top female investment banker fighting to keep her Wall Street firm in the lead as she shepherds the IPO for an emerging tech company and struggles to balance business and ethics.
Interestingly, the film has been written, directed, starring and produced by women. After its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival on January 25th, EQUITY was also screened at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 19th. Overall, the film has been accepted by critics and it has already been bagged by Sony Picture Classics for theatrical distribution.
As we have not watched the film, we are yet to write anything specific on the movie. However, we will certainly come up with our review once it gets released on July 29th. Nevertheless, we are excited to watch the film in order to see how accurately it portrays Wall Street and the business inside. Most importantly, from the eyes of business women and to a world (Wall Street) i.e. full of deception.
Starring: Anna Gunn, James Purefoy, Sarah Megan Thomas, Alysia Reiner
Directed by: Meera Menon
Screen writer: Amy Fox (Heights)
Release date: July 29th, 2016