Babyteeth is a heartbreaking comedy about how good it is not to be dead yet and how far we will go for love.
When seriously ill teenager, Milla (Scanlan) falls in love with free-spirit and local drug dealer, Moses (Wallace), it’s her parents worst nightmare. But as Milla’s first brush with love brings her a new lust for life, things get messy and traditional morals go out the window.
Milla 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.
What might have been a disaster for the family instead leads to letting go and finding grace in the glorious chaos of life.
WHAT THE PRESS SAY
“This debut feature from Australian film-maker Shannon Murphy, adapted by Rita Kalnejais from her stage play, is well acted, heartfelt, beautifully filmed.”
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
“Shannon Murphy’s debut film is a refreshing take on a familiar subgenre, offering a nuanced depiction of a family dealing with the worst-case scenario with humanity and sweetness.”
Christina Newland, Empire Magazine
DID YOU KNOW…?
Eliza Scanlen shaved her head for her role as Milla.
23 September 2020 7:00PM