2015: 12th edition
september 2 - 12

05/09/2015 h 11:30Perla
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12/09/2015 h 14:00Perla
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Official Selection

The Daughter

by Simon Stone
Australia, 2015, 94', color, DCP
Closing Film, International Premiere, First Feature

Simon Stone
Andrew Commis
Veronika Jenet
Mark Bradshaw
Liam Egan
art direction
Steven Jones-Evans
Margot Wilson

Geoffrey Rush (Henry)
Ewen Leslie (Oliver)
Paul Schneider (Christian)
Miranda Otto (Charlotte)
Anna Torv (Anna)
with Odessa Young (Hedvig)
and Sam Neill (Walter)

Jan Chapman & Nicole O'Donohue
Jan Chapman Films
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In the last days of a dying logging town, Christian returns to his family home for his father Henry's wedding to the much younger Anna. While home, Christian reconnects with his childhood friend Oliver, who has stayed in town working at Henry's timber mill and is now out of a job. As Christian gets to know Oliver's wife Charlotte, daughter Hedvig and father Walter, he discovers a secret that could tear Oliver's family apart. As he tries to right the wrongs of the past, his actions threaten to shatter the lives of those he left behind years before.
"The Daughter is a memory-film without flashbacks. [...] And in the middle of this complex matrix of self-recrimination is a teenage girl, just starting to learn what life might mean, full of all the joys and insecurities of self-discovery, and truly vulnerable to the mess that the adults around her are making. It's a film about people trying to be good, loving and failing, falling prey to weakness, fighting to survive." [Simon Stone]

SIMON STONE has established himself as one of the leading theater directors in Australia. He has written and directed plays for prestigious Australian companies such as the Belvoir, Melbourne, Sydney and Malthouse Theatre companies, as well as international theaters such as Toneelgroep Amsterdam, the Münchner Kammerspiele, Burgtheater Wien, Theater Basel and Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers in Paris. His critically acclaimed adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's The Wild Duck won numerous awards. In 2013 he collaborated with Andrew Upton and Cate Blanchett to create Reunion, a short film which he then directed as part of the anthology film The Turning, which premiered at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival. His film The Daughter, inspired by The Wild Duck, is Stone's feature directorial debut.

2015 The Daughter
2013 Reunion (short, in AA.VV., The Turning)



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