Katherine Film Society Screening - The Daughter
The Daughter is a contemporary adaptation of Norwegian playwright's Henrik Ibsen's classic play The Wild Duck that deals with truth, family bonds and the repercussions of secrets across generations. It was adapted by established theatre director Simon Stone in 2011 for the Belvoir Theatre and reimagined once again as the screenplay for his film directing debut.
In the last days of a dying Australian logging town Christian (Paul Schneider) returns to his family home after a fifteen year absence for his father Henry's (Geoffrey Rush) wedding. He reconnects with his childhood friend Oliver (Ewen Leslie), 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 (Miranda Otto), daughter Hedvig (Odessa Young) and father Walter (Sam Neill), 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 ago.
Classification: M | Genre: Drama
When: Thursday 28 April 2016
Time: 6.30pm Pre screening nibbles & drinks | 7.30pm Film starts
Venue: Katherine Cinema
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