Our monthly spotlight on recent highlights from the Australian independent filmmaking scene.
FRI 9 OCT | 6PM | Arc cinema | $12/$10
2015 | 77 mins | DCP | Australia | D: Rosemary Myers
A journey into the absurd, scary and beautiful heart of the teenage mind. At first, what appears to be a typical coming-of-age movie shifts into wild curiosity and irreverent fun.
Written by Matthew Whittet and directed by Rosemary Myers, Girl Asleep wonderfully warps into a teenage fantasy dreamscape set against an extravagant and awkward 1970s Australian backdrop.
‘Girl Asleep threatens to be a cute comedy about social misfits who rescue each other, but it quickly takes a sharp left turn and morphs into a surreal exploration of that in-between age when childish fears and fantasies collide with the realities of teenage society’ - The New York Times