Millie Lies Low (2021)
Millie Lies Low (2021)
Millie Lies Low (2021)

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Millie Lies Low

Michelle Savill | New Zealand | 2021 | Unclassified (15+)

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Wed 10 Aug 2022

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An anxiety-inducing knockout from first-time feature director Michelle Savill, in which a young woman misses a flight and digs herself a very deep, very funny hole.

To her friends, Millie (Ana Scotney, Cousins, The Breaker Upperers) is about to be living the dream: she has an internship lined up at a prestigious New York architecture firm, and she’s at Wellington airport, ready to board her flight to the Big Apple. But a moment of panic causes Millie to miss her flight and – too broke to afford another ticket – she decides to fool everyone into thinking she’s in NYC … with increasingly farcical results.

For her feature film debut, New Zealand director and MIFF Accelerator Lab alumna Savill (Bats, MIFF 2018; Betty Banned Sweets, MIFF 2008) draws on elements of her own life to whip up a nerve-racking scenario that feels all too plausible, as Millie – played to superbly manic, sometimes Machiavellian effect by Scotney – tries to save face and convince her friends, family and followers of her fantasy life. Smart, character-driven and confoundingly hilarious, Millie Lies Low will make you cringe and laugh in equal measure.

Millie Lies Low sits somewhere between the chaotic self-destruction of Fleabag and the anxious missteps of Eighth Grade.

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Format: DCP
Language: English
Courtesy: Rialto Distribution
Runtime: 100

Event duration

100 mins


Unclassified (15+)


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