Program
Director: Michael Bentham
2019
Australia
84 minutes
Unclassified 18+

“Powerful, intense and timely” (Cinema Australia)

Disclosure is a tense psychological drama inspired by real events, a great example of independent Australian cinema. When a 4-year-old girl makes a serious allegation against a politician’s 9-year-old son, an attempt by the children’s parents to tackle the issue in a cooperative way soon degenerates into a vicious confrontation. Disclosure asks the question, what would you do if your child came to you and began telling you a story about something that happened to them, that is one of your worst nightmares as a parent? And what would be the consequences of your actions? At a time when the #MeToo campaign is capturing the public zeitgeist, Disclosure expands the conversation to tackle the issue of child-on-child sexual abuse. The alarming scale of this problem, still mired in secrecy and denial, is being brought into the public domain by a slew of academic papers, articles and news reports across the developed world. The truth hurts. In a market primed for a discussion about this subject, Disclosure engages the audience with a powerful story of trauma, revenge, doubt and despair, as the ethical, emotional and professional dilemmas faced by the four main characters are exposed.

Disclosure marks the arrival of a talent to watch” (Film Threat)

“Disturbing in the best possible way” (Medium.com)

Film Type Feature Fiction
Program Strand Australian Indie
Language English
Director Michael Bentham
Producer Donna Lyon-Hensler
Screenwriters Michael Bentham
Cinematographer Mark Carey
Editor Ryan Wade Howard
Music Tony Dupé, Jamie Saxe
Cast Geraldine Hakewill, Matilda Ridgway, Mark Leonard Winter, Tom Wren
Genre Drama, Mature/Adult, Social Issue

Screens with: Torch Song

12 minutes
Unclassified 15+

A teenager with XXY syndrome hoping to spend the weekend with his father, is surprised to discover him and many other men part way through an intense and surreal burning ritual.