Jesse Eisenberg’s ‘A Real Pain’ Set For A Cinema Release

  • Posted On:April 02, 2024

There was a huge buzz at this year's Sundance Film Festival focusing on Jesse Eisentberg’s directorial follow-up to 2022’s When You Finish Saving The World.

His second film as a director is  called ‘A Real Pain’ which  follows cousins who travel to their grandmother’s native Poland to partake in a Holocaust tour. Succession's Kieran Culkin stars alongside Jesse Eisenberg in the film which proved to be the first major acquisition of the festival when Searchlight stepped in to acquire the movie for $10m.

Jesse Eisenberg said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter about the film when it screened at Sundance, stating: “I’ve always been interested in Poland. My family comes from Poland. I was very close with my dad’s aunt who was born in 1912 and was in Poland until she was nine. She always told me stories about how she had this wonderful relationship with the Polish people. It was a little counter to things I had heard growing up about Polish-Jewish relations.”

Searchlight has revealed that ‘A Real Pain’ will open in limited release on October 10th 2024. 

The cast is rounded out by Will Sharpe, Jennifer Grey, Ellora Torchia, Kurt Egylawan, Liza Sadovy, and Daniel Oreskes.