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THE DAUGHTER (Australia)

March 11, 2017 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am


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.”
Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  96 minutes
Distributor:  Kino Lorber
Country:  Australia
Language:  English
Rating:  N|R

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


March 11, 2017
9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
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Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center
2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States


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