When seriously ill teenager Milla falls madly in love with smalltime drug dealer Moses, 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 soon 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 Finlay family instead leads to letting go and finding grace in the glorious chaos of life. “Babyteeth” joyously explores how good it is not to be dead yet, and how far we will go for love.

Around The World in 14 Films 2019, presented by Sonja Heiss


+++ Berlin Premiere +++

OT: Babyteeth
Director: Shannon Murphy
Screenplay: Rita Kalnejais
Country: Australia 2019
Production: Whitefalk Films, Create NSW, Screen Australia, Spectrum Films
Cast: Eliza Scanlen, Toby Wallace, Emily Barclay, Eugene Gilfedder, Essie Davis, Ben Mendelsohn
Length: 117 min.
Language: English OV / English subtitles
Distribution Germany: X Verleih AG
Festivals: Venice, Milan, Zurich, London, Hamptons, Warsaw, Chicago, Pingyao, São Paulo etc.
Awards: Venice Best Young Actor and one more Prize, Zurich Special Mention, Pingyao Audience Award, São Paulo Jury Prize New Filmmakers Competition