‘An unholy blending of Napoleon Dynamite and Where the Wild Things Are’ – Variety

The world is closing in on Greta Driscoll. On the cusp of turning 15, she can’t bear to leave her childhood as it contains all the things that give her comfort in this incomprehensible new world. She floats in a bubble of loserdom with her only friend Elliott, until her parents throw her a surprise 15th birthday party and she’s flung into a parallel place; the world that’s weirdly erotic, a little bit violent and thoroughly ludicrous – only there can she find herself.

Girl Asleep got the world’s attention at its high-profile international debut on the opening night of the Berlinale’s Generation 14plus program. The surreal feature is also now in competition for the 10th Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

Hitting Australian screens this week, our Head Programmer Kiki Fung is set to host a special Q&A with director Rose Myers and actress Bethany Whitmore on Saturday, 10 September at 6pm at New Farm Cinemas.

We’re giving away five passes at the door! As a Buy One Get One Free. To enter, name a classic fairy tale. Send your answer with the subject line ‘GIRL ASLEEP’ to , and for the notified winners, you can purchase your ticket at the door to get the second free.