Writer and director Simon Stone and actors Odessa Young (Looking For Grace) and Ewen Leslie (Dead Leslie) will be appearing in the Q&A sessions for their new film, The Daughter. The sessions will be moderated by film critic David Stratton and film and media editor Michael Bodey, with preview screenings being held at Palace Verona, Sydney and Palace Cinema Como, Melbourne.
The Daughter is an inspired adaptation of Henrick Ibsen’s The Wild Duck, which was first performed at the Belvoir Theatre in Sydney. The film itself was very well-received at both Venice Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival. It encompasses some fine performances by the cast including Geoffrey Rush, Miranda Otto and Sam Neil. In addition, the film was produced by Jan Chapman (The Piano, Lantana) and Nicole O’donohue with costume design by The Dressmaker‘s Margot Wilson.
The story of the The Daughter has been described as deeply moving and emotional, with themes about the haunting past, making its way into the present. It follows Christian (Schneider) returning to his home for his father Henry’s (Rush) wedding. During his stay, he reunites with his childhood friend Oliver (Leslie) who has stayed in town and had been working at Henry’s Timber Mill but is now unemployed. As he get’s to know Oliver’s wife Charlotte (Otto), daughter Hedvig (Young) and father Walter (Neil), he finds out a secret that could tear their family apart. Here, Christian tries to mend the wounds of the past, despite harsh consequences that may occur.
The Daughter will be showing nationally on Thursday March 12, 2016.
Details of the film Q&A sessions can be found below:
PALACE CINEMA COMO
(Cnr Toorak Road & Chapel Street, South Yarra)
Monday 22 February
7.00pm: Film session starts, Cinema # 2
8.30pm- 9.05pm: Q&A with writer/director Simon Stone and actors Odessa Young and Ewen Leslie, moderated by David Stratton and Michael Bodey
(17 Oxford Street, Paddington)
Wednesday 24 February
7.15pm: Film session starts, Cinema # 2
8.45pm- 9.20pm: Q&A with writer/director Simon Stone and actors Odessa Young and Ewen Leslie, moderated by David Stratton and Michael Bodey
Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased from the Palace Cinema Como or Palace Verona box office or by visiting: www.palacecinemas.com.au