The Daughter

Simon Stone

When Christian, after living for years in America, returns to his parental home in the countryside of Australia, the reunion is pretty rough. His father's imminent marriage, which has motivated his arrival, reawakens a painful past: Christian’s mother committed suicide and he considers his father responsible for the tragedy. Not long after he bumps into his old school friend Oliver, Christian finds out that his own tainted family history is linked to the apparently happy family life of Oliver. His urge to banish all falsehood drives him to a deed, the consequences of which he cannot see.
Theatre director Simon Stone made a universally-praised contemporary theatre adaptation of Hendrik Ibson’s The Wild Duck in 2011. In The Daughter, his first full-length feature, Stone successfully translates this tragedy of destiny to the seventh art.

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Filmmaker
Simon Stone
Country
Australia
Year
2015
Medium
DCP
Length
96’
Language
English
Producer
Jan Chapman
Production Company
Screen New South Wales
Sales
Mongrel International
Writer
Simon Stone
Cinematography
Andrew Commis
Editor
Veronika Jenet
Production Design
Steven Jones-Evans
Sound Design
Liam Egan
Music
Mark Bradshaw
Cast
Paul Schneider, Miranda Otto