16-year-old Claudia has grown up in isolation from the outside world. Stranded on a remote property after her mother's death, she is shocked when Grace, a spirited local teen, appears in ... See full summary »

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Katie Found

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Katie Found
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Arthur Angel ... Mike
Markella Kavenagh ... Claudia
Steve Mouzakis ... Detective Croydon
Maiah Stewardson ... Grace
Katherine Tonkin ... Donna
Edwina Wren ... Veronica Fox
Harvey Zielinski ... Detective Jones
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16-year-old Claudia has grown up in isolation from the outside world. Stranded on a remote property after her mother's death, she is shocked when Grace, a spirited local teen, appears in the garden like a mirage, a breath of fresh, sugary air. The pair find in each other the support, love and intimacy they need, and teach each other the restorative power of human connection. But their idyllic peace is a fragile one as the adult world closes in and threatens their secret summer love. Headlining some of Australia's brightest young talent, Markella Kavenaugh (Romper Stomper) and Adelaide's own Maiah Stewardson (Windmill, STC, Patch), My First Summer takes girls seriously and sensitively.

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First screened at the Adelaide Film Festival - October 2020. See more »

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Something very special
10 March 2021 | by mmrrbb-39327See all my reviews

Warning. Suicide content. I watched this movie this morning in bed feeling miserable with a cold awaiting a Covid test. I recommend watching it in bed, somehow feeling cocooned by my doona helped me be more fully emmersed and comforted as required. What a gem of a movie! I love Australian film and still very much enjoy handing over my money at the box office to take a seat in front of the big screen whenever a new Australian film is released.. Somehow I missed this one. This poignant story explores the honesty of what it is to be a girl and the unpredictability of transitioning to womanhood. It weaves the complexities of truth, trust, trauma and loss with the terrifyingly wonderful ideas of love and friendship. The sensitivity in which the difficult subject of mental Ill health and suicide are dealt with is to be applauded. The gentleness takes nothing away from the experience. Washed with a quintessential Australian flavour, the professionalism of two amazing young actresses and you are left feeling you have just been part of something very special.


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2 March 2021 (Australia) See more »

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