|Sun 19th June||7.45pm|
Dir: Simon Stone | Australia | 2015 | 95 mins
Cast: Sam Neill, Geoffrey Rush, Odessa Young, Miranda Otto, Paul Schneider
Starring Geoffrey Rush, Sam Neill and Paul Schneider, Australian theatre wunderkind Simon Stone’s feature debut is a beautifully measured drama, a radical adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s ‘The Wild Duck’ that transposes the story to contemporary rural Australia, with a keenly observed sense of small-town life. Christian (Schneider) returns home for his father’s (Rush) wedding, reunites with old friend Oliver and Oliver’s teenage daughter (Odessa Young). As the wedding nears, difficult family secrets begin to emerge, threatening a seismic shift in all their lives. Brooding and elegant, The Daughter has a powerful emotional charge, showing Stone to be an important new voice in Australian cinema.
“A mood piece told with a lyrical energy both lush and dangerous” **** Luke Buckmaster, Guardian
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