"Would you rather wear a hat made of spiders, or have penises for fingers?"
Based on the 2009 novel of the same name, Jasper Jones is a mystery about a young girl's death, but it's also a coming-of-age story, and one of a town in turmoil. It's an ode to all things Australian – the good, the bad, and definitely the ugly.
The young cast is rounded out with a few famous names who complement the newcomers without stealing their thunder.
The film contrasts the rural landscape's stunning scenery with the ugliness of its inhabitants. As façades begin to fall away, the true nature of the town seeps through.
Jasper Jones is in Australian cinemas now.