After screening at the Berlin International Film Festival, where it was nominated for a Crystal Bear, the first U.S. trailer has been released through Oscilloscope Labs for the familial coming of age dramedy Girl Asleep, the directorial debut of Rosemary Myers.
Girl Asleep concerns Greta Driscoll (Bethany Whitmore), who struggles with growing up and leaving behind the comfort of childhood as she turns 15. The first day of high school, meeting boys, and dealing with her weird parents are all part of the package for Greta, who must circumvent her fears and anxieties. Described as, “a blend of Napoleon Dynamite and Where the Wild Things Are by way of Wes Anderson,” Girl Asleep looks to be a strange fable that also seems to toy with a bit of Pan’s Labyrinth.
See the trailer below:
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 opens in limited release on September 30th