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An Education

coming-of-age drama film based on a memoir of the same name by British journalist Lynn Barber . The film was directed by Lone Scherfig from a screenplay by Nick Hornby . It stars Carey Mulligan as Jenny, a bright schoolgirl, and Peter Sarsgaard as David, the charming con man who seduces her. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards in 2010: Best Pictureand Writing (Adapted Screenplay) for Nick Hornby, and Best Actress for Carey Mulligan.

.It screened on 10 September 2009 at the Toronto International Film Festivaland was featured at the Telluride by the Sea Film Festival in Portsmouth, New Hampshire , US, on 19 September 2009.The film was shown on 9 October 2009, at the Mill Valley Film Festival . It was released in the US on 16 October 2009 and in the UK on 30 October 2009.

In 1961 London, Jenny Mellor is a 16-year-old schoolgirl preparing for Oxford University when she meets a charming older man driving a Bristol 405 , David Goldman, who pursues her romantically. He takes her to concerts, clubs and fine restaurants, easily charming and manipulating her parents into approving of the relationship. Later, Jenny discovers that David is a con man who makes money through a variety of shady practices. She is initially shocked but silences her misgivings as she succumbs to David's charm. Jenny's parents invite Graham, a boy Jenny knows from Youth Orchestra, to Jenny's birthday party but David arrives and Graham goes home. A few days later, David takes Jenny to Paris as a birthday gift, where she loses her virginity to him. When David proposes marriage, Jenny accepts and leaves school. However, she later discovers that David is already married and plans to keep her as his Mistress by setting her up in her own small apartment. When she reveals her discovery to David, he drops out of sight. Jenny despairs, feeling she has thrown her life away. But with the help of her favourite teacher, she resumes her studies and is accepted at Oxford the following year.

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