Fifteen is going to turn a corner. It has to.
The world is closing in on Greta Driscoll. On the cusp of turning fifteen she can’t bear to leave her childhood, it contains all the things that give her comfort in this incomprehensible new world. She floats in a bubble of loserdom with her only friend Elliott, until her parents throw her a surprise 15th birthday party and she’s flung into a parallel place; a world that’s weirdly erotic, a little bit violent and thoroughly ludicrous – only there can she find herself.
Based on the critically acclaimed production by Windmill Theatre, GIRL ASLEEP is a journey into the absurd,s cary and beautiful heart of the teenage mind.
Girl Asleep premiered at the Adelaide Film Festival in 2015, when it won the Audience Award. It premiered internationally as the Opening Film of the Generation 14Plus section of the Berlin Film Festival. It went on to win Best Film at the Seattle Film Festival, the Critics’ Award at the Melbourne International Film Festival and the prestigious CinefestOz Award. It was nominated for 5 AACTA Awards including Best Film and Best Director.
A funny and imaginative portrait of growing pains.
The Hollywood Reporter
An exuberant example of imaginative filmmaking that takes its cues from imagination and talent… a strange, savvy, big-hearted teen adventure that feels perfectly pitched to its target audience as well as those of all ages in search of something unquestionably unique.