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Somersault

This is the multiple-award-winning feature directorial début by exposures 2002 guest Shortland, also a director on the excellent Aussie series The Secret Life of Us. Oozing with stylised atmosphere and an almost tactile sense of claustrophobia, it follows troubled teen Heidi (Cornish) as she desperately seeks a connection she cannot identify nor define. Her life careers from one mistake of a sexual encounter to another until she finds a sort of sanctuary in the sticks.“Absorbing and brave filmmaking, SOMERSAULT will throw you.” www.bbc.co.uk