Palm Trees And Power Lines
Seventeen-year-old Lea spends her summer break tanning in her backyard, and drifting between tiptoeing around her needy mother, and aimlessly trailing her best friend and boys from school. This monotony is interrupted by a chance encounter with Tom, a seductive man twice her age who promises an alternative to Lea's unsatisfying adolescent life. Quickly falling for his charismatic charm, Tom's grip tightens on Lea, isolating her from those around her, but she soon comes to realise his intentions are not what they seem.
Leah Chen Baker, Jamie Dack
Jonathan Tucker (The Virgin Suicides, Charlie's Angels, Westworld)
Gretchen Mol (Manchester By The Sea)
" "unflinching portrait...stood out as the most frightening and clear-eyed of them all...a brave query into the notion of consent and a gut-wrenching parting note that feels like a scream stuck in one’s throat." "