52 Tuesdays
World Dramatic


2013, 114 minutes, color, Australia

Directing Award: World Cinema Dramatic

Sixteen-year-old Billie is blindsided by the news that her mother is planning to transition from female to male and that, during this time, Billie will live at her father’s house. Billie and her mother have always been extremely close, so the two make an agreement they will meet every Tuesday during their year apart. As her mother transitions and becomes less emotionally available, Billie covertly explores her own identity and sexuality with two older schoolmates, testing the limits of her own power, desire, and independence.

Director Sophie Hyde’s methodical, but organic, approach to filmmaking results in a deeply authentic, bittersweet, and textured experience. The fictional 52 Tuesdays was shot on a regimen of chronological Tuesdays, allowing the characters to develop and evolve visually and emotionally, their natural highs and lows unfolding before us. The role of technology becomes central as both parent and child use modern tools to document and alter their lives, impelling themselves—and everyone around them—to arrive at a place of naked honesty.

Director: Sophie Hyde

Screenwriters: Matthew Cormack, screenplay and story; Sophie Hyde, story

Producers: Bryan Mason, Matthew Cormack, Rebecca Summerton, Sophie Hyde

Cinematographer: Bryan Mason

Editor: Bryan Mason

Composer: Benjamin Speed

Principal Cast: Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Del Herbert-Jane, Imogen Archer, Mario Späte, Beau Williams, Sam Althuizen

About the Director

Sophie Hyde makes provocative, intimate drama and documentary work. Her short films and documentaries have screened widely at international film festivals and won numerous awards. She produced the feature documentary Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. That year she also produced and codirected the acclaimed feature documentary Life in Movement. Hyde is a cofounder of the screen media company Closer Productions and current recipient of a Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship.


1/18/2014 3:00 pm
Sundance Resort Screening Room, Sundance Resort
1/19/2014 3:00 pm
Egyptian Theatre, Park City
1/20/2014 6:45 pm
Broadway Centre Cinema 3, SLC
1/22/2014 12:00 pm
Yarrow Hotel Theatre, Park City
1/23/2014 12:30 pm
Redstone Cinema 1, Park City
1/24/2014 10:00 am
Holiday Village Cinema 4, Park City
1/26/2014 4:00 pm
Holiday Village Cinema 1, Park City