After a successful festival-circuit run that included a Grand Jury Prize win at this summer’s Seattle International Film Festival, Rosemary Myers’ “Girl Asleep” is set to arrive in theaters late next month. Oscilloscope Laboratories has released the film’s first trailer, which you can watch below. What a country!
Here’s the official synopsis: “In this vibrant portrayal of Australian adolescence, Greta Driscoll’s bubble of obscure loserdom is burst when her parents throw her a surprise 15th 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. Equal measures Wes Anderson and Lewis Carroll, ‘Girl Asleep’ is an enchanting journey into the absurd — and sometimes scary — depths of the teenage mind.”
“Girl Asleep,” which marks Myers’ debut feature, will be preceded in theaters by Amy Nicholson’s short “Pickle.” Oscilloscope is releasing the film in Los Angeles on September 23 and in New York a week later before expanding to select cities nationwide.