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Millie Lies Low

Directed by Michelle Savill
New Zealand
116 minutes
MA 15+
Emerging star Ana Scotney (Cousins, The Breaker Upperers SFF 2018) shines in a darkly comic Kiwi caper about impostor syndrome. Praised at Berlin, SXSW and in its hometown.
What do you do when you feel you can’t live up to everyone’s expectations? En route to a prestigious New York internship, Millie (Scotney) suffers a panic attack and misses the flight. Filled with shame, she decides to lie low until she can come up with the cash for another flight. Meanwhile Millie must convince everyone she really is in the Big Apple and not living in a tent in her Mum’s Wellington backyard. A highly creative comedy of errors, Millie Lies Low is also a thoughtful exploration of impostor syndrome and the ways anxiety can distort decision making.
From goofy grins to anxiety-ridden wide eyes, Scotney’s range and talent is clear: her comic timing and commitment to Millie’s mania are exemplary.
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Sun 12 Feb
Katherine Cinema 3
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MA 15+
New Zealand
In English
Michelle Savill
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