Somersault

A FILM BY Cate Shortland

A beguiling and tender story of personal transformation and courage.
-Duayne Byrge, Hollywood Reporter
A visually haunting story of sex, guilt, love, relationships and the confusion these forces can cause.
-Australian Music Online
Somersault is a movie about the looks on peoples faces and the disparity between the surface and the roiling chaos beneath.
-Stephen Holden, New York Times
Taking the lid off teen life, Cate Shortland reveals the poetry beneath the angst.
-Michael Fitzgerald, Time South Pacific

Synopsis

After making a misjudged advance towards her mother’s boyfriend, 16-year-old Heidi flees her home for the small Australian ski town of Jindabyne and starts a new life for herself. But when she falls for the son of a wealthy local farmer, her self-destructive tendencies resurface and her fragile new world threatens to come tumbling down. An erotic, lyrical depiction of a young woman’s sexual awakening.

Release Date

Original Languages: English
Genre: Drama, World Cinema
Running Time: 106 min.
Year: 2004

CREDITS

CAST
Abbie Cornish
Damian de Montemas
DIRECTED BY
Cate Shortland

PHOTOS

Abbie Cornish as Heidi
Director Cate Shortland
Abbie Cornish as Heidi
Nathaniel dean as Stuart
Abbie Cornish as Heidi