Regarded as a festival darling, Babyteeth is a teenage coming-of-age film that will certainly twist your emotions around and is a brilliant debut from first-time director Shannon Murphy and audiences should definitely stand up and take notice of this one.
Check out the full trailer below:
Here’s the official synopsis:
What might have been a disaster for the Finlay family leads to letting go and finding grace in the glorious chaos of life. When seriously ill teenager Milla (Eliza Scanlon – HBO’s Sharp Objects, the upcoming Little Women) falls madly in love with a smalltime drug dealer, Moses (Toby Wallace – Romper Stomper), it’s her protective parents’ (Ben Mendelsohn – Captain Marvel / Essie Davis – The Babadook) worst nightmare. Things get messy and morals go out the window as the lives of those around the family: a sensitive music teacher, a budding child violinist, a disarmingly honest pregnant neighbour become intertwined and Milla shows those in her orbit how to live like you have nothing to lose. In a story about life, grief and the chaos of family, Babyteeth joyously explores how far we will go for love and how good it is to be alive.
First time director Shannon Murphy announces herself as a serious talent to keep an eye on with Babyteeth and she really brings things to a front with this crazy, yet beautiful tale of modern love and the lengths that we’ll go to find it. Murphy also finds an incredible colloborator in young star Eliza Scanlon as Milla, who battling a serious illness decides to find love in all the strangest places.
You also can’t look past supporting players Ben Mendelsohn and Essie Davis, who in terms of Australian acting talent stand out as the best of the best, and the resulting action and dramatic chaos of Babyteeth is certain to draw in the attention of audiences everywhere.
Babyteeth will arrive in cinemas on September 10.