Umbrella Entertainment has announced the Australian release of the internationally praised, coming-of-age comic drama Girl Asleep on Thursday 8 September, with a series of advance Q&A events featuring key cast members taking place across the country.
Based on the acclaimed production by Adelaide’s Windmill Theatre, Girl Asleep is a journey into the absurd, scary and beautiful heart of the teenage mind.
On the cusp of turning fifteen and confronted with an incomprehensible new world, Greta Driscoll (Bethany Whitmore) can’t bear to leave her childhood behind. She floats in a bubble of loserdom with her only friend Elliott (Harrison Feldman), until her parents throw a surprise 15th birthday party and Greta is flung into a dreamy, parallel universe – bizarrely erotic, a little violent, and thoroughly ludicrous. Only in this strange, surprising world can Greta truly find herself.
Girl Asleep debuted at the Adelaide Film Festival last year, where it was the fastest selling title in Festival history, before it then went on to charm festival audiences in Berlin, Stockholm, Buenos Aires, Jeonju, Bogota, New York City, and Seattle, where it received the Grand Jury Prize at the Seattle International Film Festival in June.
The Q&A Sessions and Times are as follows.
VIC – Friday 2 September – Nova Cinema Carlton @ 6:30pm with director Rosemary Myers, composer Harry Covill and Actors Bethany Whitmore & Harrison Feldman in attendance.
NSW – Sunday 4 September – Dendy Newton @ 6.30pm with director Rosemary Myers, Writer/Actor Matt Whittet & producer Jo Dyer in attendance.
SA – Friday 9 September – Wallis Cinema Mitcham @ 6:45pm with Actress Bethany Whitmore & Director Rosemary Myers in attendance.
QLD – Saturday 10 September – New Farm Cinema @ 6:00pm with Actress Bethany Whitmore & Director Rosemary Myers in attendance.
You can read our review HERE.