Lena Dunham shares a slice of medieval English life in the first clip from her film Catherine, Called Birdy ahead of September theatrical release

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Amazon released the first clip from Lena Dunham's upcoming Catherine, Called Birdy adaptation on Wednesday.

The preview features star Bella Ramsey, 18, who plays the title character as she gets up to mischief in the English village of Stonebridge in the year 1290.

The historical YA adaptation, which is set for a September 23 theatrical release, also features Fleabag and Sherlock actor Andrew Scott in the clip as Catherine's father, Lord Rollo.

First look: Amazon released the first clip from Catherine, Called Birdy on Wednesday. The film from director Lena Dunham hits theaters September 23 and Amazon Prime on October 7

The film, based on the classic children's novel of the same name by Karen Cushman, follows Birdy as her family becomes nearly destitute after her father loses most of his fortune.

He and her mother Lady Aislinn (Billie Piper) try to marry their daughter off to various wealthy suitors in hopes of reviving their fortune, but she puts her resourcefulness to the test as she tries to scare off the older men.

Ramsey narrates the opening of the breathless clip as she introduces herself and sets the stage.

'My truest passions are avoiding my chores,' she says, adding that she enjoys 'Critiquing my father's horrible swordplay.'

As she watches through a window in a stone wall, Lord Rollo spars with a guard.

'Fight me harder this time!' he shouts. 'Not too hard though!' he adds after the guard does as he requested. 

Heroine: The film, based on the classic children's novel by Karen Cushman, follows Birdy (Bella Ramsey) as she fights back against her destitute father's desires for her to marry a wealthy man

Trickster: 'My truest passions are avoiding my chores,' she says while her father Lord Rollo (Andrew Scott) practices his swordplay

Catherine, who goes by Birdy, shows herself to be a trickster when she goes out of her way to walk through an array of flowers her father has planted, which sends him running after her.

He shouts at her to 'Stay on the path,' though she claims she doesn't see any path.

She also enjoys disrupting the construction of a cottage in the village, stealing chickens and 'listening through doors I should not listen through.'

Mean: She goes out of her way to walk through an array of flowers her father has planted, which sends him running after her

Goofing off: She also enjoys disrupting the construction of a cottage in the village, stealing chickens and 'listening through doors I should not listen through'

Secrets: Birdy puts her head below a door to hear her father complaining to his accountant after he appears to have spent most of his money.

Birdy puts her head below a door to hear her father complaining to his accountant after he appears to have spent most of his money.

'How has this happened?' Lord Rollo asks the man, noting that he's supposed to stop him from overspending.

'In essence, my lord, you have ignored me,' he replies. After he asks for an example of a non-essential expense, there's a quick cutaway to a special delivery. 

What gives? 'How has this happened?' Lord Rollo asks the man, noting that he's supposed to stop him from overspending

Not amused: 'In essence, my lord, you have ignored me,' he replies. After he asks for an example of a non-essential expense, there's a quick cutaway to a special delivery

Whoops! Rollo opens the door of a carriage bring him an exotic tiger shipped all the way from Siberia, only to find that it has died along the lengthy journey

Rollo opens the door of a carriage bring him an exotic tiger shipped all the way from Siberia, only to find that it has died along the lengthy journey.

'Mayhap it's just sleeping?' suggestions one person, but Catherine interjects exasperatedly, 'It's not breathing, you fool.' 

Ramsey and Scott were the only major actors featured in the clip, but Joe Alwynn, Ralph Ineson and 1917's Dean-Charlies Chapman are also featured in the film.

Catherine, Called Birdy is Dunham's second film to be released in 2022, following the Sundance premiere of Sharp Stick, which will be released in July after receiving divisive reviews.

The films come more than a decade after her last feature as writer and director, 2010's cult classic Tiny Furniture.

Catherine, Called Birdy will be released in theaters on September 23, before it makes its debut on Amazon Prime streaming on October 7. 

Back at it: Catherine, Called Birdy is Lena Dunham's second film of 2022, following Sharp Stick, which comes more than a decade after her last feature, Tiny Furniture (2010); seen with star Billie Piper in May 2021 in London

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