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Babyteeth
Original title:
Babyteeth
Slovenian title:
Mlečni zobje
Section:
PANORAMA
Country, year:
Australia, 2019
Length:
117
Directed by:
Shannon Murphy
Screenplay:
Rita Kalnejais
Cinematography:
Andrew Commis
Music:
Amanda Brown
Subtitles:
slovenian
Language:
English
Voting code:
F
Cast:
Ben Mendelsohn (Henry), Essie Davis (Anna), Eliza Scanlen (Milla), Toby Wallace (Moses), Emily Barclay (Toby), Andrea Demetriades (Jenny), Charles Grounds (Dean), Justin Smith (pijani popevkar), Arka Das (Shaun), Priscilla Doueihy (Kathy), Georgina Symes (Polly), Renee Billing (Lisa), Jack Yabsley (predstavnik vlade)
Awards:
Venice 2018 (Best Young Actor), Zürich 2019, London 2019, Hamburg 2019

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Description:
There wasn't a dry eye in the house when Australian director Shannon Murphy's feature debut received its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.
When seriously ill teenager Milla falls madly in love with a petty 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 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.

"My ambition with Babyteeth was to find a cinematic language to match the peculiar tone of irreverence and sentiment in Rita Kalnejais' whip-smart script. I was inspired by the challenge of harmonising this duality of humour and pain in every frame of the film. (...) I hope audiences have a visceral experience watching Babyteeth, one they feel deep in their bones that allows them to ache for and celebrate their own relationships." (Shannon Murphy)