Picturehouse Entertainment Announces The Theatrical Release Of Shannon Murphy’s BABYTEETH Starring Ben Mendelsohn | The Fan Carpet

Picturehouse Entertainment Announces The Theatrical Release Of Shannon Murphy’s BABYTEETH Starring Ben Mendelsohn

02 July 2020

A film by Shannon Murphy

Starring Eliza Scanlen, Toby Wallace, Essie Davis and Ben Mendelsohn

Coming to cinemas August 21 

An arresting feature debut for both director Shannon Murphy and screenwriter Rita Kalnejais” - VARIETY

“Electrifying” - TIME OUT

“Vibrant and touching” - INDIEWIRE

★★★★ “Eliza Scanlan is outstanding” - FINANCIAL TIMES

★★★★★ “An excellent piece of cinema” - THE UPCOMING


★★★★★ - THE SKINNY

Picturehouse Entertainment is thrilled to announce the release of BABYTEETH, coming to cinemas from 21st August 2020.  This follows the news that Picturehouse and Cineworld cinemas are due to reopen from the 31 July, subject to final confirmation, following their closure in March due to the Coronavirus pandemic.   

BABYTEETH premiered to widespread acclaim in competition at the Venice Film Festival, 2019, followed by the BFI London Film Festival, 2019, where it competed in the First Feature Competition.

Eliza Scanlan (Little Women, Sharp Objects) gives a star-making performance in this vibrant and spirited drama from director Shannon Murphy (Killing Eve).  When seriously ill teenager Milla Finlay (Eliza Scanlan) falls in love with free-spirit Moses (Toby Wallace), it’s her parents, Henry (Ben Mendelsohn) and Anna’s (Essie Davis), worst nightmare. But as Milla’s first brush with love brings her a new lust for life, things get messy and traditional morals go out the window. Milla shows everyone in her orbit—her parents, Moses, a sensitive music teacher, a budding child violinist, and a disarmingly honest pregnant neighbour—how to live like you have nothing to lose. What might have been a disaster for the Finlay family instead leads to letting go and finding grace in the glorious chaos of life. 



Some of Australia’s finest screen talent, including Ben Mendelsohn (Animal Kingdom, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Essie Davis (True History of the Kelly Gang, The Babadook) and Toby Wallace, shine in a film that has both the feverishness of first love and the visceral intensity of impending grief.  Wallace was awarded the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor at the 2019 Venice Film Festival.

Based on scriptwriter Rita Kalnejais’ play of the same name and boasting an all-female production and direction team, Shannon Murphy’s feature directorial debut is at times playful, humorous, beguiling, and poignant.

Feature runtime: 118 mins
Cert: 15


Babyteeth Film Page

BABYTEETH is released in cinemas on 21 August 2020

About Picturehouse Entertainment
Picturehouse Entertainment is the distribution arm of Picturehouse Cinemas, the owner and operator of 25 Picturehouse Cinemas and programmer for a further 40 UK venues. As champions of distinct cinematic voices and outstanding new feature films, Picturehouse Entertainment is renowned for delivering innovative and award-winning release campaigns from theatrical to home entertainment. 

Previous Picturehouse Entertainment releases have encompassed a wide range of films including Lost In London, A Ghost Story, God's Own Country, The Party, Custody, First Reformed, Nothing Like A Dame and The Wife. 2019 saw the release of the outstanding BAFTA and Academy Award-nominated Capernaum from Lebanese director Nadine Labaki, Out of Blue from visionary director Carol Morley, Benedikt Erlingsson’s wry Icelandic drama Woman At War, Sophie Hyde's adaptation of Emma Jane Unsworth's acclaimed book Animals, Peter Webber's reggae documentary Inna de Yard, Shola Amoo's hypnotic new film The Last Tree, the award-winning Monos directed by Alejandro Landes and Mirrah Foulkes's debut feature Judy & Punch. Justin Kurzel's stunning new film True History of the Kelly Gang was released in February 2020.  Upcoming Picturehouse Entertainment’s releases include Alice Winocour’s Proxima, Shannon Murphy’s Babyteeth, Quentin Dupieux’s Deerksin, Maria Sødahl’s Hope, Ira Sachs' Frankie and Phyllida Lloyd’s Herself. 

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