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The Daughter (15)
Dir. Simon Stone, Australia, 2015, 96 mins
After 15 years absence a young man returns to his dying hometown to attend his father’s wedding to a much younger woman. When a dark family secret comes to light the lives of those he left behind are threatened.
Previously adapted for the stage, Simon Stone’s feature film debut offers a fresh and contemporary approach to Henrik Ibsen’s timeless classic The Wild Duck.
Featuring Geoffrey Rush and Sam Neill The Daughter expertly unpicks family skeletons with elegant, brooding subtlety, building to a finale with an implosive emotional charge. Rising star Odessa Young is arguably the film’s most sparkling performer: she’s mesmerising, full of youthful effervescence and an emotional authority that powers the entire film.
- Mon 18 Jul: 7.30pm
- Thu 21 Jul: 7.30pm