linda 4 eva Unclassified 18+
A wildly imaginative, hilarious and heartbreaking trip into a teenage girl’s mind, depicted as a phantasmagoria of self-loathing and angst.
Linda is drowning in the indignities of adolescence: bad dates, first bikini waxes and the humiliation of being perceived. Writer/director Sophie Somerville tosses us smack-bang into “the mind of a young woman who is probably insane”, in a riot of glittery animation, surreal re-enactments and raging hormones, finding ample humour in this awkward young woman’s struggle for self-acceptance. This VCA graduate’s latest short screens on home turf after its premiere at the Sydney Film Festival, where it won the award for Best Director.