CIFF47: PSQ March 22 – April 1, 2023 | Streams April 2 – April 9, 2023

Millie Lies Low

Year: 2021
Language: English
Run Time: 100 minutes

Millie Lies Low
Millie Lies Low
Millie Lies Low
Millie Lies Low
Millie Lies Low

Millie’s life is on track; she is a promising young architect in New Zealand who has just landed her dream internship in New York City. But when a panic attack derails her travel plans, the finely woven web of lies that led her to this point starts to unravel. Too ashamed to tell the truth about what happened, Millie employs a range of disguises and diversion tactics to hide from her friends and family while she acquires funds for a new ticket. Innovatively using a tent as a green screen and flour as snow, Millie maintains the ruse that she made it to New York by posting edited photos on Instagram. Meanwhile, she endures financial roadblocks and interpersonal humiliation at the expense of her maintained social status. A fresh take on the hollowness of online presence and the life we lose at the altar of that preoccupation, MILLIE LIES LOW is a truly modern story of one woman’s journey from denial to self-acceptance. —J.H.

CIFF46 Screenings

Upper Allen

Saturday, April 09, 2022 at 5:05 PM

CIFF46 Streams On Demand

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No


Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
International Narrative Competition


Michelle Savill

Desray Armstrong, Angela Littlejohn

Michelle Savill

Andrew Stroud

Dan Kircher

Principal Cast
Ana Scotney, Jillian Nguyen, Chris Alosio, Rachel House, Sam Cotton

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