Short Film Prequel to Streetcar
Posted at 5:17 AM (PDT) on Thursday, October 2, 2014

Gillian Anderson stars in film prequel to A Streetcar Named Desire
Short film written by Andrew O’Hagan and also directed by Anderson imagines Blanche Dubois’s story before the events of the Tennessee Williams play

By Chris Wiegand
2 October 2014

Gillian Anderson is resuming the role of A Streetcar Named Desire’s Blanche Dubois.

She does so in a short film directed by herself, written by Andrew O’Hagan and made for the Young Vic Shorts series, which presents companion pieces to productions that have been staged in the Young Vic theatre.

Entitled The Departure, the film – according to Anderson – “imagines the circumstances leading up to Blanche arriving at her sister’s house in New Orleans”. Anderson said that she and O’Hagan “have had the opportunity to delve further into the life of this iconic character and create something which can be seen by audiences across the globe”.

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