The world is closing in on Greta Driscoll. On the cusp of turning fifteen she can’t bear to leave her childhood, it contains all the things that give her comfort in this incomprehensible new world. She floats in a bubble of loserdom with her only friend Elliott, until her parents throw her a surprise 15th birthday party and she’s flung into a parallel place; a world that’s weirdly erotic, a little bit violent and thoroughly ludicrous – only there can she find herself.
Based on the critically acclaimed production by Windmill Theatre, Girl Asleep is a journey into the absurd, scary and beautiful heart of the teenage mind.
'A strange, savvy, big-hearted teen adventure.' Variety
'Girl Asleep is wall-to-wall quirky, frequently very funny, and occasionally hints at the actual horror of being an adolescent girl in a pretty compelling way.' Paste Magazine
'Australian filmmakers have specialised in coming-of-age stories, as well as deadpan comedies, but few have succeeded in marrying the two with the kind of artful eccentricity on show here.' SMH
'...delicate and nuanced...this assured debut tells us teenage girls can – and will – save themselves.' The Guardian