For some people the line between pleasure and pain is too fine to ever be crossed.
AFI Award-winning actor Harrison Gilbertson (Tim Winton's The Turning, MIFF 2013) stars alongside acclaimed French actress Emmanuelle Béart in this unconventional and provocative love story in which an infatuation between the vulnerable teenage romantic Charlie and S&M mistress Maggie soon becomes something more dangerous.
Supported by the MIFF Premiere Fund, director Stephen Lance's first feature is an unexpected tale of misplaced love. Working with writer Gerard Lee (Sweetie), cinematographer Geoffrey Simpson (Shine, MIFF 1996), Oscar-nominated editor Jill Bilcock (Mental, MIFF 2012) and Oscar-winning costumer Angus Strathie (Moulin Rouge!), Lance has crafted an impressively bold and visually captivating debut.
Stephen Lance and members of the cast are festival guests.