We have a brilliant new film for you to start 2015: winning prizes at Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals, 52 Tuesdays breaks the mold in many ways.
16-year-old Billie’s reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans to gender transition, and their time together becomes limited to Tuesday afternoons. Filmed over the course of a year, once a week, every week – only on Tuesdays – these unique
filmmaking rules bring a rare authenticity to this emotionally charged story of desire, responsibility and transformation.
It’s about the bittersweet taste of change and about finding our place in the world, even as you and the world shift and change.
Screenwriter Matthew Cormack says
“It seemed to me how we made the film, confining our narrative and shoot time to fifty-two consecutive Tuesdays, could inform the very ideas of what the characters were grappling with, especially around the pursuit of authenticity and the promise of change.
Ultimately, however, as a writer, it was not about relinquishing control to some kind of chance and circumstance but about the opportunity to embrace the chaos of the unknown in a way that would hopefully show me (and consequently an audience) something about the challenge
of constructing a life, a story, an identity, a gender, a sexuality, only with the materials we’re given in our short, limited lives.”