Girl Asleep

Girl Asleep

DVD - 2017
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In this vibrant portrayal of Australian adolescence, Greta Driscoll's bubble of obscure loserdom is burst when her parents throw her a surprise fifteenth birthday party and invite the whole school. Perfectly content being a wallflower, suddenly Greta's flung far from her comfort zone into a distant, parallel place, a strange world that's a little frightening and a lot weird, but only there can she find herself.
Publisher: New York, NY : Oscilloscope Laboratories, [2017]
ISBN: 9786316771377
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE GIRL
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (77 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical
video file,DVD video
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2016
Based on a stage play by Matthew Whittet
Special features: Behind the scenes of Girl asleep, featuring interviews with the director, screenwriter, producer, production designer and star Bethany Williams; Making teenage drama, an in-depth interview with Rosemary Myers; Windmill Theatre company, a short video overview; Theatrical trailer

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readyrisa
Feb 01, 2018

Really quirky and FUN! Very different and interesting film from Australia!

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jonnybroom
Dec 22, 2017

One expects an off-beat quality in an Australian film. "Girl Asleep" was not as off-the-beat as I had hoped. There's a theatrical quality to the staging—it was originally a stage-play—and the fantastic elements don't quite make good use of the jump to film. But the teen-aged characters are pleasing, and the rite of passage story of this Aussie "Heathers" is honestly and frankly told. I could have done without the new text for "Greensleeves," though.

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