Living Inside the Work: Sophie Hyde discusses 52 Tuesdays

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    After premiering with a series of sell-out screenings at the 2013 Adelaide Film Festival (AFF), Sophie Hyde's 52 Tuesdays went on to win the Directing Award in the World Cinema--Dramatic category at Sundance and the Crystal Bear for Best Film in the Generation 14plus category at Berlinale. Made as part of the South Australian Film Corporation's FilmLab initiative for AFF, 52 Tuesdays sees Hyde's company, Closer Productions, continuing to make works that blur the line between documentary and fiction in interesting ways. Shot with a cast of largely non-professional performers on consecutive Tuesdays over the course of a year, the film tells the story of teenager Billie (Tilda Cobham-Hervey) coming to terms with her mother Jane's (Del Herbert-Jane) gender transition to James. Billie begins documenting her experiences on video, eventually drawing two schoolmates, Jasmin (Imogen Archer) and Josh (Sam Althuizen), into the filming process. I met with Hyde in an Adelaide cafe on a rainy Saturday afternoon to discuss her film.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)64-67
    Number of pages4
    Issue number180
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014


    • Movie Directors
    • Interviews
    • Hyde, Sophie


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