Shannon Murphy's coming-of-age freshman feature film 'Babyteeth' has premiered at The Venice International Film Festival. Starring Eliza Scanlen, Toby Wallace, Essie Davis, Ben Mendelsohn.
The film features two Gaga Music sync placements with Sudan Archives 'Come Meh Way' (Stones Throw) and The Cat Empire 'The Lost Song' (Two Shoes Records).
You only get one flush of first love, and it tends to choose you rather than the other way round: For most of us, it’s an experiment, a flight test of the heart, a thing you can afford to get wrong. For terminally ill 16-year-old Milla, however, her first looks to be her only, and not an ideal one at that. Is it true love that draws her to older kamikaze junkie Moses, or just the assurance that his future scarcely looks brighter than hers? Emotional compromise finally begets an overwhelming torrent of feeling in “Babyteeth,” a wickedly perverse and, in time, intensely moving variation on familiar coming-of-age themes that marks an arresting feature debut for both director Shannon Murphy and screenwriter Rita Kalnejais
Babyteeth will open in Australian cinemas in 2020.