Sophie Hyde | Australia | 2015 | 112 mins | Cert 15
Billie’s journey to independence starts with the news that her mum is going to transition and live her life as a man. Although Billie is asked to move in with her father, they decide that every Tuesday will be a sacred space between mother and daughter.
Taking advantage of her new found freedom, Billie begins to secretly experiment with two older school friends on the one thing she can’t work out – sex. Both Billie and her mother soon realise that without being totally transparent they will not be able to get what they need.
Winning Best Director at Sundance and the Crystal Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival and shot in real time on the Tuesday of every week for one year and exposing both characters’ transformations, 52 Tuesdays is a ground-breaking and remarkable new film.
“What seems to be a queer issue film morphs into a rich thematic brew depicting how family, sexuality and time are all bound up in defining one another.” – Sophie Monks Kaufmann, Little White Lies
“One can’t but fail to be impressed with the film’s commitment to investigate its issues with subtlety and frankness.” – Leslie Felperin, Guardian
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52 Tuesdays is presented in partnership by Hull Independent Cinema, Pride in Hull and Hull UK City of Culture 2017 as part of Pride in Hull Film Festival.