Sophie Hyde won the Best Director’s award at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and her debut film, 52 Tuesdays, finally sees a release here in the UK in early August.
Centering on the relationship between a young woman and her family as her mother goes through the process of gender transition, 52 Tuesdays was shot in chronological order on consecutive Tuesdays over the space of a year.
The scripts were developed as the filming happened and the actors given them week by week, and so the story developed. Hyde commented on the process,
Through the film I am asking us to consider how we choose to live our lives and how authentic we are in our relationships with others. For me our sexual and/or gender identities are formed through a complex dance with our own parents (among other things) and I feel there is a strong connection about how we choose to live, how open we are and what we are ashamed of, that resonates with the generation below, just as our parents choices about this, impacted on us.
Here’s the new poster,
Here are a couple of images and the trailer, the film is out in the UK and Ireland on the 7th of August.
Synopsis? Here you go…
Filmed one day, every week, for a year.
Billie’s journey to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans to gender transition, limiting their time together to Tuesday afternoons. Whatever happens to her mother, Billie will always be his daughter.
Winning Best Director at Sundance and the Crystal Bear at Berlin International Film Festival and shot in real time, every Tuesday for one year exposing both characters transformations – 52 Tuesdays is a ground breaking and remarkable achievement in storytelling.