ELLIE & ABBIE (& ELLIE’S DEAD AUNT)

Features
Director: Monica Zanetti 2020 80 Minutes MA15+
ELLIE & ABBIE (& ELLIE'S DEAD AUNT) Fri 02 Oct
SOLD OUT TIX AT VENUE ONLY 06:30pm 80mins New Farm Six Cinemas
ELLIE & ABBIE (& ELLIE'S DEAD AUNT) Thu 08 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 03:15pm 80mins Dendy Cinemas Coorparoo

Ellie (Sophie Hawkshaw) has a crush on Abbie (Zoe Terakes) and is plucking up the courage to ask her to the formal, she just needs to come out to her mum, and that’s when her dead aunt arrives to ‘help’.

Writer/director Monica Zanetti crafts a warm and life-affirming drama with high schooler Ellie – a young woman claiming her queer identity and downplaying that coming out is no big deal. Marta Dusseldorp stars as Ellie’s neurotic but loveable mum alongside Rachel House who shines as Ellie’s confidant. Julia Billington is a blast from the 1980s past as Elle’s ghostly aunt Tara who steadily guides her niece through high school love and all the complications and triumphs that surround the dreaded moment of asking someone on a date.

 

Details

Year:2020
Classification:MA15+
Country:Australia
Language:English
Director:Monica Zanetti
Producer:Patrick James, MahVeen Sharhraki
Cast:Sophie Hawkshaw, Zoe Terakes, Marta Dusseldorp
Script:Monica Zanetti
Program strand:Features
Rights:Arcadia Film