gives her a new pair of black-and-white saddle shoes as a birthday present. On her 18th birthday, her father dies. We see India (porcelain-skinned Mia Wasikowska) curled up on her bed, mourning her father (Dermot Mulroney), 18 pairs of Oxford shoes arranged in a horseshoe around her. Mourning, perhaps, isn't a precise description-she doesn't wail, sob, or even sniffle. She stares forward, expressionless. Her grief comes across as icy stoicism, a mood befitting India, a withdrawn, enigmatic teenager who never cracks a smile and who despises her mother, Evelyn (Nicole Kidman).