Aussie Indies: Babyteeth
Our regular spotlight on recent highlights from the Australian independent filmmaking scene.
Milla (Eliza Scanlen), a terminally ill teenager, finds love in the most unlikely of places when she falls for Moses (Toby Wallace), a young man who is also a drug dealer.
Milla’s parents Anna (Essie Davis) and Henry (Ben Mendelsohn) struggle to find the balance between parental caution and letting Milla enjoy her first love uninhibited by lifelong consequence.
Babyteeth follows the complicated family relationships as they deal with her illness and come to terms with her impending loss.
Winner of 9 AACTA awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress.
‘Shannon Murphy’s debut film is a refreshing take on a familiar subgenre, offering a nuanced depiction of a family dealing with the worst-case scenario with humanity and sweetness’ – Empire
‘Murphy animates Rita Kalnejais’s script with insistent artistry, announcing her arrival as an ascendant talent’ – Vanity Fair
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