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Australia / 2013 / 103 min / DCP / colour / Drama

Director : Rhys Graham

Script : Rhys Graham
Cinematography : Stefan Duscio
Editing : Andy Canny
Music : Christopher O’Young, Flynn Wheeler
Production : Philippa Campey
Cast : Ashleigh Cummings, Aliki Matangi, Lily Sullivan, Toby Wallace

Official selection, Berlinale 2014


It’s a dry, hot summer. Clouds of smoke rise from the mountains and before long forest fires will encroach on the houses. Billie (Ashleigh Cummings) and Laura (Lily Sullivan) have known each other for ages. The two girls spend a lot of time together, painting each other’s toenails and talking about everything – or almost everything. For Billie has started sleeping with Laura’s boyfriend Danny (Toby Wallace), secretly in the car parked on the riverbank. Neither of them has the courage to tell Laura what’s going on. And they so much want to do the right thing. The teenagers have fun at the bathing place, and hang out at night in parking lots and at parties. Billie and Danny can hardly bear to keep their hopeless love under wraps. Dazed and confused one night, Billie decides to steal a car at a party, just for fun.


Rhys Graham

Born in Penang, Malaysia, in 1974, he was raised in Canberra, Australia. He has created video installations and documentaries (« Murundak – Songs of Freedom » (2011)) alongside short films (« Charm », « Firestorm ») and is also co-author of the book ‘Short Site: Recent Australian Short Film’. His short film “Love This Time” screened at the Berlinale in 2006 when it received a Special Jury Mention.




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