Adapted from Kirsty Gunn’s eponymous novel, Jeffs’ feature directorial début is a moving story of a teen girls’ sexual awakening. 13-year-old Janey and her family spend another perfect seaside holiday in their isolated cottage. But this year will be different as the arrival of a handsome photographer makes Janey aware of the cracks in her parents’ marriage, at the same time awakening her own adolescent sexuality – no matter the consequences. Soundtrack by Neil Finn of Crowded House.”Affecting, atmospheric and beautifully played, this brooding and provocative drama heralds a striking new talent in writer-director Jeffs.” Time Out

Duration:
92 minutes

Country of origin:
New Zealand

Year of production:
2001