Radha, a down-on-her-luck NY playwright, is desperate for a
breakthrough before 40. But when she foils what seems like her last
shot at success, she’s left with no choice but to reinvent herself as
rapper RadhaMUSPrime. The Forty-Year-Old Version follows Radha as she
vacillates between the worlds of Hip Hop and theater on a quest to find
her true voice.
Winner of the Directing Prize at The 2020 Sundance Film Festival, The Forty-Year-Old Version is a hilariously candid and deeply
personal debut from writer/director Radha Blank. A fresh addition to
the New York City slice-of-life canon shot in lush black and white
35mm, Blank’s film is an ode to the unfulfilled, and those whose
adversity gives them a one-of-a-kind story to tell.