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52 Tuesdays 2013 15

114 mins Australia Director. Sophie Hyde

When Jane, hitherto a dependable and predictable Mum, decides to transition from female to male to become James, it sends shockwaves through his family. Teenage daughter Billie goes to live with her father, but to stay in touch she schedules weekly rendezvous with her mother.

James and Billie’s regular meetings are occasionally awkward, pregnant with unspoken anxieties, as both struggle with respective issues of identity, but take on huge significance during a period of momentous change.

Much like Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, 52 Tuesdays was shot over an extended period of time - a year of real-life Tuesdays - with non-professional actors working from a script that evolved during the shoot. This intelligent and formally inventive indie hit won Sophie Hyde a best director award at Sundance and was a closing film at the BFI Flare festival 2014.

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Directed by

Sophie Hyde

Featuring

Del Herbert-Jane

Tilda Cobham-Hervey

Genres

Drama

Collection

LGBT Best of 2015 POUT Film Festival BFI Flare presents Closed Captions BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival Presents The Female Gaze

Certificate

15 Contains strong sex references, sex, strong language

Released

2013

Country

Australia

Language

English

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