Wet Bum posterAn awkward teenage outcast finds unlikely companions in two aged residents of the retirement home where she works in Wet Bum (international title: Surfacing), the charming and poignant debut by Canadian director Lindsay MacKay.

Expected to work as a cleaner in the seniors’ residence her mother manages, fourteen-year-old Sam (Julia Sarah Stone) endures a daily gauntlet of disgruntled residents. In addition, her slower physical development has made her very self-conscious about her body. Unhappy amongst her schoolmates, Sam finds herself increasingly drawn to two of the seniors at her work. As her relationship with them deepens, she finds worlds far more complex and intriguing than the one inhabited by her peers. Wet Bum is a poignant debut whose hard-won wisdom belies the youth of both its star and director. — Synopsis from TIFF

Wet bum was developed as part of TIFF’s professional development program STUDIO and starts a theatrical run at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto on Friday May 15th.

Anne Brodie from CHEX TV 12 Durham recently spoke with director Lindsay MacKay and actress Julia Sarah Stone about the film and the title “Wet Bum“.

Here’s a short clip from the Web Bum posted on the film’s official website.

 

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