London, 1961. 16-year-old Jenny is studying hard to get to Oxford and escape the narrow world of her suburban middle-class family. When she meets David, an older man infatuated with her, she is fast-tracked into a life of glamour and surprises.
The script, written by novelist Nick Hornby (High Fidelity, About a Boy), is based on an autobiographical essay by journalist Lynn Barber.
A delightful, resonant film, a great advertisement for Scherfig's self-effacing, but socially probing, directorial style, and a beguiling introduction to Mulligan. - Daily Telegraph
An Education, Lone Scherfig, 2009, 95 minutes