Revelation Perth International Film Fest: Couched

Frances Ferguson

Expired July 19, 2020 3:45 PM
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Official Selection: SXSW


Bob Byington’s (Somebody Up There Likes Me, 7 Chinese Brothers) latest film perfectly essays small town lassitude and self-destruction.


With a distant husband and young child, life in the small midwestern town is repetitive and depressing for ennui infused substitute teacher Frances Ferguson (a brilliant turn from newcomer Kaley Wheless).

Something compels the young woman to sleep with a student and effectively destroy her life, sending the small town into scandal.


Driven by a dead pan sensibility, Byington’s film succeeds in the almost-impossible and finds a dark humour in its subject matter. Meanwhile Parks and Recreation’s Nick Offerman narrates the tale.

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    75 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    Australian
  • Rating
    Unclassified 15+
  • Director
    Bob Byington
  • Screenwriter
    Scott King
  • Producer
    Chris McKenna, Nick Offerman, Zefrey Throwell, Kris Boustedt