52 Tuesdays

 

Year: 2013
Country: AUSTRALIA
Run Time: 114 minutes

Sixteen-year-old Billie is trying to come to terms with her mother's transition from female to male. It's an awkward time for her entire family; but for a teenage girl, it's especially rough. As her mom transforms from Jane to James, Billie is sent to live with her father Tom in an effort to make the switch less stressful. In reality, the distance only makes things harder for Billie, who feels completely left out. During this period she begins to rebel, spending evenings filming the sexual escapades of a couple she meets at school. She finds herself exploring her own sexuality, as her relationship with them morphs into a messy love triangle. This eventually leads to serious trouble for Billie. Meanwhile, her mom is experiencing depression, stemming from her body's rejection to testosterone. As they drift apart, it becomes clear how alike they really are. They're both struggling to find themselves, looking for an identity in which they feel comfortable. 52 TUESDAYS, which was shot on chronological Tuesdays over the course of a year, is extremely genuine in its honest portrayal of the difficulties that transgender families face. —E.F.

Director
Sophie Hyde

Producers
Bryan Mason, Matthew Cormack, Rebecca Summerton, Sophie Hyde

Screenwriting
Matthew Cormack

Cinematography
Bryan Mason

Editing
Bryan Mason

Principal Cast
Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Del Herbert-Jane, Mario Späte, Beau Travis Williams, Imogen Archer, Sam Althuizen

Director Bio
Sophie Hyde is a writer, director, and producer from Australia. She co-founded Closer Productions, a collective of award-winning filmmakers in Adelaide, South Australia. In 2009 she won Best Experimental Short Film at the Melbourne International Film Festival for "Necessary Games."

Select Filmography
"Life in Movement" (2011), 52 TUESDAYS (2013)

Print Source

Visit Films

info@visitfilms.com

www.visitfilms.com

Community Partner

Margie's Hope

Become A CIFF Member >

Become A CIFF Member

We have five different levels of membership to choose from, so find the one that best fits your film appetite!

38th CIFF Award Winners >

38th CIFF Award Winners

Look through the complete list of award winners from the 38th CIFF!

Sign up for our email newsletter

go
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • instagram
  • youtube
  • flickr
  • foursquare
  • iphone
  • android