Much to her parents’ dismay, 15-year-old Milla falls for Moses, a quirky, smalltime drug dealer at a train station. Their relationship blooms quickly despite Milla’s rapid decline in health, igniting in her a new fervor for life. Milla continues loving with reckless abandon and fearlessly pushes the boundaries of the people in her life, including her parents, music teacher and neighbors.

Director Shannon Murphy storms onto the scene with a dynamic and effortless debut feature, fresh off its Venice Film Festival premiere. Eliza Scanlen (SHARP OBJECTS) gives a breakout performance as Milla, while Ben Mendelsohn and Essie Davis create stellar, layered portrayals of her parents navigating the chaos. Raw and disarmingly honest, BABYTEETH is a beautiful tale of the complexities of facing one’s mortality.  –Sarah Harris

Raised in Hong Kong, Singapore, Africa and Australia, Shannon Murphy is an award-winning theatre director and deviser. In 2007, she attended the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and has directed Australian productions for the Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir St Theatre, Griffin Theatre Company, and others. Shannon graduated from the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) in 2013 with a graduate diploma in Directing. Her graduating short film, KHARISMA, screened at festivals including Cannes and the Toronto International Film Festival. Her short film, EAGLEHAWK, was selected for the Dendy Awards at the 2016 Sydney Film Festival and for the 2016 Melbourne International Film Festival. Since 2017, Shannon has directed episodes of the hit Australian series RAKE, LOVE CHILD, OFFSPRING, SISTERS and ON THE ROPES. BABYTEETH is her feature debut.

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Country: Australia

Year: 2019

Director: Shannon Murphy

Screenwriter: Rita Kalnejais

Producer: Alex White

Executive Producer: Jan Chapman

Director of Photography: Andrew Commis

Editor: Steve Evans

Production Designer: Sherree Philips

Music: Amanda Brown

Cast/Featuring: Eliza Scanlen, Toby Wallace, Emily Barclay, Eugene Gilfedder, Essie Davis, Ben Mendelsohn

Running Time (minutes): 117 min

Language: English