Programme 2019

Babyteeth

Director: Shannon Murphy

fiction

India Premiere

Section: International Competition

Country: Australia | Year: 2019

Language(s): English | Time: 117 mins

Synopsis

When seriously ill teenager Milla falls madly in love with small-time drug dealer Moses, it’s her parents’ worst nightmare. But as Milla's first brush with love brings her a new lust for life, things get messy. Milla soon shows everyone in her orbit - her parents, Moses, a sensitive music teacher, a budding child violinist, and a disarmingly honest pregnant neighbour - how to live like you have nothing to lose.

Director's Bio

Shannon Murphy’s graduating short film, Kharisma (2013), screened at Cannes Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival, among others. Eaglehawk (2016), was selected for the Dendy Awards at the Sydney Film Festival, and for the Melbourne International Film Festival. Murphy directed episodes of Australian series like Rake (2010), Love Child (2014), Offspring (2010), and Sisters (2017), and was nominated for an Australian Directors Guild award for directing the four-part miniseries On the Ropes (2018).