Release Date: November 11, 2005
Distributor: Fox Searchlight
Director: Scott McGehee & David Siegel
Producers: Albert Berger & Ron Yerxa
Screenwriters: Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal, based
on the novel by Myla Goldberg
Cast: Richard Gere, Juliette Binoche, Flora Cross,
Max Minghella, and Kate Bosworth
Eliza Naumann (Flora Cross) has no reason to believe she is anything
but ordinary. Her father Saul (Richard Gere), a beloved university
professor, dotes on her talented elder brother Aaron (Max Minghella).
Her scientist mother, Miriam (Juliette Binoche), seems consumed
by her career.
When a spelling bee threatens to reaffirm her mediocrity, Eliza
amazes everyone: she wins. Her newfound gift garners an invitation
not only to the national competition, but an entrée into
the world of words and Jewish mysticism that have so long captivated
her father’s imagination. But Eliza’s unexpected success
hurls the Naumann family dynamic into a tailspin, long-held secrets
emerge and she is forced to depend upon her own divination to
hold the family together.
BEE SEASON is based on the nationally best selling Myla Goldberg
novel of the same name.
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