Directed by  Rachel Lambert
USA | 91 min | 2023 | drama | English

Fran likes to think about dying. It brings sensation to her quiet life. When she makes the new guy at work laugh, it leads to more: a date, a slice of pie, a conversation, a spark. The only thing standing in their way is Fran herself.


Director: Rachel Lambert
Screenplay: Kevin Armento, Stefanie AbelHorowitz, KatyWright-Mead
Cinematography: Dustin Lane
Editing: Ryan Kendrick
Production Design: Daniel Maughiman
Music / Composer: Dabney Morris
Sound on set: Brian Mazzola
Sound Design: Russell Mehringer/JT Dekker

Production company: Saks Picture Company, Point Productions

Cast: Daisy Ridley, Dave Merheje, Parvesh Cheena, Marcia DeBonis, Meg Stalter

With financial support of: Point Productions, Mirror Image Films

  • Rachel Lambert
    Rachel Lambert

Festivals & Awards

Sundance 2023-US Dramatic Competition

press quotes

“…a Sundance breakout.”
“…a supremely fun watch.”
“…a witty, surreal, and surprisingly tender character study…”

Entertainment Weekly

“Sometimes I Think About Dying…is a graceful treatise on how challenging — but liberating — it can be to make connections.”

“…Daisy Ridley Carries a Poetic Meditation on Isolation.”

The Hollywood Reporter

“Lambert took a story about depression and everyday mundane life and turned it into something refreshing, innovative, and humorous…”


“She [Ridley] shows a maturity befitting her age, which perhaps serves as subtle advertisement to future collaborators that Ridley is no longer just the plucky heir to Luke Skywalker.”

“The film is shot with an artful calm that’s enriched by Dabney Morris’s lush score.”

Vanity Fair

“Ridley, even when she’s matched with other strong talents like the hilarious Meg Stalter…or the always-emphatic Marcia DeBonis,…shines brightest here. You cannot help but root for her, which means you can’t help but root for Fran”


Rachel Lambert

Rachel Lambert is a writer-director hailing from Louisville, Kentucky. Her debut feature, IN THE RADIANT CITY, produced by Jeff Nichols and starring Marin Ireland, Michael Abbott Jr., Paul Sparks, and Celia Weston, premiered to rave reviews at TIFF 2016 and was nominated for the New American Cinema Award.

Rachel’s sophomore feature, SOMETIMES I THINK ABOUT DYING, starring Daisy Ridley, recently premiered opening night of Sundance 2023 in US Dramatic Competition. Alongside Nate Gregorski, she also sold the spec script THEY WERE JUST NICE PEOPLE to Netflix with Adam Sandler attached to star and Dylan Clark producing.

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In The Radiant City 2016 – Feature film