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Babyteeth (Milla)

MILLA (BABYTEETH)

Shannon Murphy

09.09 Palace 21:00
Fiction . 120' . Australia . 2019 . EN / ST : FR/NL

This film was selected at the Venice International Film Festival (Official Competition)

When seriously ill teenager Milla falls madly in love with smalltime drug dealer Moses, it’s her parents’ worst nightmare. But as Milla’s first brush with love brings her a new lust for life, things get messy and traditional morals go out the window. Milla soon shows everyone in her orbit – her parents, Moses, a sensitive music teacher, a budding child violinist, and a disarmingly honest, pregnant neighbour – how to live like you have nothing to lose. What might have been a disaster for the Finlay family instead leads to letting go and finding grace in the glorious chaos of life. Babyteeth joyously explores how good it is not to be dead yet and how far we will go for love.

 

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STARRING

Eliza Scanlen

Toby Wallace

Emily Barclay

Eugene Gilfedder

Essie Davis

Ben Mendelsohn

WRITER

Rita Kalnejais

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Andrew Commis ACS

SOUND EDITOR

Angus Robertson

MUSIC

Amanda Brown

FILM EDITING

Steve Evans

 

PRODUCTION

Whitefalk Films

DISTRIBUTION

Cineart

Shannon Murphy

Raised in Hong Kong, Singapore, Africa and Australia, Shannon Murphy is an award-winning theatre director and deviser. In 2007, she attended the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and has since been named the most influential graduate of the decade by Sydney Magazine. Her work reflects her willingness to lay down the blueprint of new territories rather than simply follow what is already established. Shannon has directed Australian productions for the Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir St Theatre, Griffin Theatre Company, The Darlinghurst Theatre, The Ensemble, The Seymour Centre and The Old Fitzroy Theatre. Internationally she directed The One-Eyed Man is King for the Schaubühne in Berlin. Her immersive interpretation of Gluck’s chamber opera Orfeo ed Eurydice, staged at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, headlined the 2016 Spectrum Now Festival. Shannon won a Sydney Theatre Award for the Australian premiere of My Name Is Rachel Corrie. She is a recipient of the Mike Walsh Fellowship and the Instyle and Audi Women of Style Scholarship. Shannon graduated from the Australian Film Television and Radi school (AFTRS) in 2013 with a graduate Diploma in Directing. Her graduating short film, Kharisma, has screened at festivals including Cannes, Toronto, Palm Springs, Flickerfest, and Interfilm Berlin and was nominated for an AACTA Award in the Social Shorts Comedy category. Her latest short film, Eaglehawk, was selected for the Dendy Awards at the 2016 Sydney Film Festival and for the Melbourne International Film Festival 2016. Most recently Shannon Murphy has directed smash hit Australian series Rake, Love Child, Offspring and Sisters. Shannon Murphy was nominated for an Australian Director’s Guild award for her role as the sole director of the Lingo/SBS four-part miniseries On The Ropes.

FILMOGRAPHY

2014 : KHARISMA (short)

2016 : EAGLEHAWK (short)

2018 : RAKE (TV Series -2 episodes)

2018 : ON THE ROPES (TV Mini-Series – 4 episodes)

2020 : KILLING EVE (TV series – 2 episodes)

 

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