Out on Tuesday with introduction from Asten Holmes-Elliott
My First Summer - plus short film and Q&A
Two young women form an intense bond, finding in each other the support, love and intimacy they both need. But can their romantic idyll survive?
Director: Katie Found
Cast includes: Markella Kavenaugh, Maiah Stewardson
Includes guest introduction
80 mins / 2020 / Australia
Curated by Peccadillo Pictures for Out on Tuesday and including a guest introduction from Asten Holmes-Elliott.
16-year-old Claudia has grown up in isolation from the outside world. Stranded on a remote property after her mother's death, she is shocked when Grace, a spirited local teen, appears in the garden like a mirage, a breath of fresh, sugary air. The pair find in each other the support, love and intimacy they need, and teach each other the restorative power of human connection.
But their idyllic peace is a fragile one as the adult world closes in and threatens their secret summer love. Headlining some of Australia's brightest young talent, Markella Kavenaugh (Romper Stomper) and Adelaide's Maiah Stewardson (Windmill, STC, Patch), My First Summer takes girls seriously and sensitively.
This film is F-Rated. The F-Rating is applied to all films which are directed by women and/or written by women. Find out more about F-Rating.
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