“Sophie Hyde’s directorial debut, 52 Tuesdays, is a one of a kind film. The fascinating aspect of this intimate story is also the unique form representing the chronology of the story, as it was shot every Tuesday for 52 consecutive weeks. The filmmakers had set themselves the same rule, that they could only shoot on Tuesdays up until midnight and only consecutively, so whatever filmed on that day is what happens in the story on that day. The writers, Matthew Cormack and Sophie Hyde, created the structure first before they decided on character and story. Led by the very real performances of the collaborators playing the mother, “James” (Del Herbert-Jane) and teenage daughter “Billie” (Tilda Cobham-Hervey), the actors, all non-professional, were given the script one week at a time and only given the scenes that they were in. Consequently, the audience is also invited to experience this narrative alongside the characters and actors.”
52 Tuesdays is the best Australian film of 2014 so far, and one of the best films I’ve seen this year full stop. My interview with director Sophie Hyde was one of my first interviews, and my review of the film can be found here. So I’m pleased to be able to promote the film by offering a giveaway for 3 copies of the DVD, out now through Pinnacle Films.
All you have to do is send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading “52 Tuesdays Giveaway” and let me know your name and postal address. This giveaway is only open to Australian residents over fifteen years of age, and winners will be announced early next week.
Thanks to everyone who entered! This giveaway has now ended; the winners are Ron, Alexandra and Steph. Congratulations!