Palm Trees and Power Lines

Seventeen-year-old Lea spends her summer break tanning in her backyard, and drifting between tiptoeing around her needy mother, and aimlessly trailing her best friend and boys from school. This monotony is interrupted by a chance encounter with Tom, a seductive man twice her age who promises an alternative to Lea’s unsatisfying adolescent life. Quickly falling for his charismatic charm, Tom’s grip tightens on Lea, isolating her from those around her, but she soon comes to realise his intentions are not what they seem.

DirectorJamie Dack
CastLily McInerny, Jonathan Tucker, Gretchen Mol
SubtitlesTraditional Chinese
Runtime110 mins
Theatrical Release3 Mar 2023
Available1 Aug 2023
Festivals & Awards
  • Winner of Sundance FF Directing Award, US Dramatic
  • Winner of Deauville FF Jury Prize
  • Winner of Torino FF Best Feature
  • Nominee of Film Independent Spirit Awards for Best First Screenplay, Best First Feature, Best Breakthrough Performance
TerritoriesWorldwide ex United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland