Direct from winning the prestigious Crystal Bear at the Berlin Film Festival and the World Dramatic Directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival, 52 Tuesdays is a unique Australian film centring on a family and, in particular, a parent and child, over the course of an eventful year. Newcomer Tilda Cobham-Hervey shines in an acclaimed performance as Billie, a 16-year-old girl whose reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans for gender transition and their time together becomes limited to Tuesday afternoons.
Taking advantage of the increasing disconnect between family members, Billie begins an unusual friendship with two older school kids. The unique filmmaking rules set by the filmmakers - filmed over the course of a year, once a week, every week, and only on Tuesdays - bring a rare honesty to this emotionally charged story of desire, responsibility and transformation. This is must-see cinema, crystallised in 52 weeks of joy, confrontation, love and the everyday decisions that define all our lives.
This is a Region 4 disc, the local region for Australia.