The Unpolished

  |  Book Tickets: 16/06/2011
  |  Buy to Own: 12/07/2010
  |  94 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
The Unpolished Film Poster


Pia Marais' semi-autobiographical debut feature recounts the adolescence of Stevie (Ceci Schmitz-Chuh), a resourceful 14-year-old girl who finds methods of her own to cope with the unstable upbringing afforded her by her hippy parents. When the family moves to a small town in Germany, Stevie attempts to forge a normal life for herself. While her parents spend their days dealing drugs, getting high and filling the house with aimless hangers-on, Stevie does her best to make an impression on her new classmates, weaving her own narrative of an imaginary homelife that is stable, comfortable and conventional.