Thurs 13 July | 20:00 | Pálás Screen 1

2022 | USA | 110’ | Narrative

In this stunning directorial debut from Jamie Dack,17-year-old Lea (Lily McInerny) spends her summer break aimlessly tanning in her backyard with her best friend, tiptoeing around her needy mother, and getting stoned with a group of boys from school. This monotony is interrupted by a chance encounter with Tom (Jonathan Tucker), an older man who promises an alternative to Lea’s unsatisfying adolescent life. But as things progress between them, red flags about Tom’s life begin to surface, and Lea chooses to ignore them. Under Tom’s influence, Lea begins to see her mom as unfit and her friends as a waste of her time. Isolated from those around her, Lea discovers Tom’s true intentions and finds herself in a situation that she never could have imagined.

Irish Premiere

Director/Writer: Jamie Dack
Producers: Leah Chen Baker, Jamie Dack
Cast: Lily McInerny, Jonathan Tucker, Gretchen Mol

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