Perdoar? Passando por problemas financeiros, a jornalista Lee Israel decide forjar e vender cartas de personalidades já falecidas, um negócio criminoso que dá muito certo. Quando as primeiras suspeitas começam, para não parar de lucrar, ela modifica o esquema e passa a roubar os textos originais de arquivos e bibliotecas. Baseado em uma história real.
We can sometimes find redemption in the strangest of places. Lee Israel, a once-successful biographer, fell into the world of literary forgery as a way to save herself from destitution – and to pay her cat’s vet bill. Independent – Clarisse Loughrey 01 February 2019
Selling off letters she claimed to be penned by titans of culture – from Dorothy Parker to Noël Coward – but that were, in fact, her own creations, Israel maintained the ruse for just under three years. When the FBI caught up with her in 1992, it seemed like it was all over.
However, a memoir she wrote about the period, published in 2008 to mixed reviews, has now gained more life, adapted into a film of the same title: Can You Forgive Me? The film, directed by Marielle Heller, had both stars nominated for an Oscar: Melissa McCarthy was nominated for best actress for Israel’s Heral, while Richard E Grant was nominated for best supporting actor for playing Israel’s partner in crime, Jack Hock. Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty were also nominated for best adapted screenplay.
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