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THE DAUGHTER (Australia)
March 11, 2017 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
WEST COAST PREMIERE
The first film from one of Australia’s greatest theater director’s, is at once a brilliant re-imagining of Henrik Ibsen’s THE WILD DUCK and a startling, absorbing work of art in its own right. Starring Paul Schneider, Geoffrey Rush and Sam Neill.
After a fifteen-year absence, Christian (Paul Schneider) returns home to rural New South Wales for the marriage of his father, Henry (Geoffrey Rush), the wealthy owner of the local mill that’s been the economic bedrock of the community for generations. Christian gets reacquainted with his old friend Oliver (Ewen Leslie) and finds himself drawn to Oliver’s family. Unexpectedly, Christian discovers a secret that could tear Oliver’s family apart and when Henry announces the imminent closure of the mill, it sends a quake through the community.
Writer|Director: Simon Stone (Screenplay Based on Henrik Gibsen’s “The Wild Duck.”
Running Time: 96 minutes
Distributor: Kino Lorber
Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Sam Neill, Ewen Leslie, Paul Schneider, Anna Torv, Miranda Otto, Odessa Young
FESTIVALS: Australia: Sydney Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival; Canada, Toronto International Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival; Italy, Venice Film Festival; UK, London Film Festival, Belfast Film Festival; Poland, Warsaw Film Festival; Sweden, Stockholm International Film Festival; Netherlands, International Film Festival Rotterdam; Hungary, Titanic International Filmpresence Festival; Germany, Munich International Film Festival; New Zealand, New Zealand International Film Festival; USA, Hamptons International Film Festival
AWARDS: Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards, Best Lead Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay; Australian Film Institute, Best Lead Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay
“Theater director Simon Stone delivers a powerful, low-key yet achingly intense reimagining of Ibsen’s ‘The Wild Duck.’” Variety
Website w|Trailer: https://mubi.com/films/the-daughter-2015
Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSse2RIapEA