Spaceship 15

Spaceship

A girl fakes her own alien abduction and disappears, leaving her father to search for her amidst a strange teenage world in this teen-space oddity from British director Alex Taylor.

Emotional and audacious, this is a day-glo fever dream of a film. Lucidia is a teenage cyber-goth whose mother died mysteriously seven years ago in the family swimming pool. Her father Gabriel is an archaeologist who can’t move on. But when Lucidia disappears in an apparent alien abduction, Gabriel is forced to confront her strange outsider friends. These include Tegan, a girl obsessed with unicorns and black holes, in what becomes an intriguing ride through a constellation of eclectic characters who are pulled together by teenage gravity, and who are surrounded by adults who also feel the same irresistible pull as they orbit their own elusive identities, all looking for a universe to call their own.

A unique experience of both sound and vision, this earnest coming of age story channels the spirit of early works by directors like Gregg Araki, Harmony Korine or Gus Van Sant. A sublime and colourful blend of the metaphysical and the psychedelic; this is one for the dreamers, free spirits and the truly unabashed.