// Presented as part of Filmatique's Queer Cinema Series //
Spotlight on 52 Tuesdays
Sophie Hyde / 2013, Sundance, Berlin, Athens, Chéries-Chéris, Cleveland, Cork, Frameline: San Francisco International LGBTQ Festival, Ghent, Glasgow, Göteborg, Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival, Melbourne Queer Film Festival, NYT Critics' Pick, Philadelphia, Rio de Janeiro, Tallinn, Vienna / 114'
When her mother reveals her plans to transition to life as a man, 16 year-old Billie is catapulted into radically new circumstances, moving in with her father and confined to visiting her mother on Tuesday afternoons. The pressures of growing up and articulating her hopes for the future take on new meaning, as the mother and daughter chart diverse but intersecting paths to independence and acceptance.
Filmed just one day per week over the course of a year, 52 Tuesdays chronicles the malleability of gender, identity, desire, and time. Sophie Hyde's feature film debut premiered at Göteborg, Vienna, Athens; Sundance, where it won the World Cinema - Dramatic Directing Award; Berlin, where it won the Crystal Bear for Best Film in Generation 14plus; and Rio de Janeiro, where it won a Special Jury Prize.
"[T]he sensitively observed drama is distinguished by its structurally adventurous approach and the intimacy of its storytelling"
- David Rooney, Sundance Review, The Hollywood Reporter