Presented by: New Zealand International Film Festival

The Daughter

August 10–11, 2016

ITR Auditorium


Australia 2015
Simon Stone

Drawing together a dream ensemble cast that includes Geoffrey Rush, Sam Neill, Miranda Otto and incendiary teenage newcomer Odessa Young, The Daughter is the feature debut of acclaimed Australian stage director Simon Stone. Building on his theatrical modus operandi of modernising 19th-century Russian texts, he reimagines for the screen his hugely successful stage adaptation of Ibsen’s The Wild Duck, updated to 21st-century small town Australia.

Paul Schneider is Christian, a prodigal son returning to his rural hometown for his father’s wedding. He finds the world he knew pushed into a deepening decline hastened by his father’s recent closure of the local saw-mill. His return brings with it the unravelling of a deep rooted family secret that threatens to break apart the lives of the few remaining townspeople, and those once closest to him. — TW

“There are note-perfect performances from the pedigreed cast and Stone spreads the love so that nobody and everybody steals the show… it is a mood piece told with a lyrical energy both lush and dangerous.” — Luke Buckmaster, The Guardian

The Daughter is a full-blooded Australian drama… rarely does humor, eroticism, anguish, and romance blend together so serenely.” — Shane Scott-Travis,Taste of Cinema

Running Times:
Times are approx. and subject to change at any time.

Box Office Open: 1 Hour Prior to first session of the day
Auditorium Doors Open: 15 Minutes prior to film (Approx)
Duration: 95 Minutes
Box Office Close: 30 Minutes after last film starts

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