Director: Jasmin Mozaffari 2018 93 Minutes Ages 18+
Firecrackers Sat 05 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 06:00pm 108mins Dendy Cinemas Coorparoo
Firecrackers Sun 13 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 04:00pm 93mins New Farm Six Cinemas

A breathless coming-of-age tale of two fierce young women who must draw on their resilience and friendship to be free of their tumultuous home lives.

Firecrackers opens with a girl-on-girl fistfight in which Lou gives as good as she gets while being cheered by onlookers. It’s the last day of high school and the thick-as-thieves friends Lou and Chantal are aching to be free of their deadbeat town and trailer park homes. But freedom may come at a higher price than either are willing to pay, as toxic ex-boyfriends, ex-addict mothers and reckless decisions threaten their plans to escape to New York. This immediate portrait of a wild and vulnerable transition to adulthood premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and features searing performances by the film’s two leads, newcomers Michaela Kurimsky and Karena Evans.


Classification:Ages 18+
Director:Jasmin Mozaffari
Producer:Caitlin Grabham, Kristy Neville
Cast:Michaela Kurimsky, Karena Evans, Scott Cleland
Script:Jasmin Mozaffari
Program strand:Features
Rights:Seville International