PALM TREES AND POWER LINES (2022): Jamie Dack’s Debut, Relationship between Teenage Girl and Older Man (Sundance Film Fest 2022, Highlights)

Jamie Dack’s subtle debut, Palm Trees and Power Lines, concerns the relationship between a teenage girl and a man twice her age.

The tender tale unfolds through fleeting glances, changes in body language and deliberate silences, resulting in an unnerving examination of consent and predation.

The lead actors Lily McInerny and Jonathan Tucker project effectively the endearing awkwardness of any courtship, without losing sight of the terrifying nature of this particular one.