Despite the ways in which the Australian film industry may struggle, and despite all we are occasionally short of (funding, audiences et cetera), we’ve never been lacking in world-class talent.
The promising trailer for new Aussie film ’52 TUESDAYS’ is yet another example of this with the film itself having already won the World Cinema Dramatic Directing Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and the Crystal Bear for Best Film from the youth jury at the Berlin Film Festival.
Sophie Hyde’s directorial debut was filmed over the course of a year, once a week, every week, only ever on Tuesdays, for 52 Tuesdays and follows the character of Billie played by newcomer Tilda Cobham-Hervey.
The synopsis: “16-year-old Billie’s reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother (Del Herbert-Jane) reveals plans to gender transition and their time together becomes limited to Tuesday afternoons.”
The writers, Matthew Cormack and Sophie Hyde, made a conscious decision to only provide the actors with the script one week at a time, and only for scenes they themselves featured, in an attempt to “bring a rare authenticity to this emotionally charged story of desire, responsibility and transformation.” For marking down in diary purposes: release date is 1st of May, 2014.