Directed by Shannon Murphy
Australia / 117 mins / M18 – Sexual Scenes and Some Drug Use
16-year-old Milla is the kind of girl one might envy: comfortably middle-class, goes to a private all-girls’ school, and doted upon by two loving and liberal parents. Except that Milla has been diagnosed with cancer. Now, the only thing she wants to do with her numbered days is make the kind of choices a girl like her would typically disavow, beginning with falling head over heels for a tattooed and refreshingly brazen small-time drug dealer.
Quirky, dynamic and effortlessly poignant, Babyteeth starts out comically tragic but eventually finds its own pulse. This strong and stunning debut feature film from Shannon Murphy encourages us to celebrate the relationships we have while we are still deeply, achingly alive.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Shannon Murphy is an award-winning Australian director with an array of television and theatre credits under her belt. Babyteeth is her debut feature film, and it was selected to compete for the Golden Lion at the 76th Venice International Film Festival. She will be directing two episodes of British spy thriller television series Killing Eve.
CAST & INFORMATION
Eliza Scanlen, Toby Wallace, Essie Davis, Ben Mendelsohn
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