Michael Bentham / Australia



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Film Information

Year: 2020

Duration: 107'

Language: VOSE

Genre: Drama


Australian documentary maker Emily, and her journalist husband, Danny, are reeling from an allegation of abuse their 4-year-old daughter Natasha has made against a local politician’s 9-year-old son, Ethan. Ethan’s parents, Joel and Bek, arrive unannounced at Emily and Danny’s house intent on convincing the couple that Natasha’s allegation is a fabrication. Accusations, arguments, and the ultimate search for leverage turn their civil conversation into a vicious confrontation.


Michael was born in Zurich, Switzerland, and grew up in the Midlands, UK. He was a member of Colin Young’s last cohort at the UK’s National Film and Television School, where he specialized in directing narrative fiction. Bentham is a writer and director known for Disclosure (2020). The film was nominated for an Australian Academy AACTA Award (Best Indie Film) an Australian Directors’ Guild Award (Best Direction in a Feature Film) and won the ATOM Award for Best Fiction Feature Film.