Girl Asleep (2015/2016)

Blog Comment: Girl Asleep trailer

Blog Comment is a spotlight on a movie related blog post/video that caught my eye recently. This link is from Youtube via The Mary Sue.

Directed by Rosemary Myers, this Australian film has been picked up by US indie distributor Oscilloscope Laboratories (Embrace of the Serpent, The Fits, Polytechnique) for a limited release in the US on September 23rd. I agree with a reviewers comment that there’s something very Wes Anderson about its construction. Hopefully, Oscilloscope also get the home video rights as well. I’d love to see this on the small screen if it doesn’t play anywhere here in Ireland.

From the official website:

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, scary and beautiful heart of the teenage mind.

Girl Asleep official website

Oscilloscope Laboratories landing page for Girl Asleep