Saturday, 19 March 2016
'The Daughter' is an Australian film adaptation of an Australian theatrical adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's 'The Wild Duck'. The writer and first time film director is Simon Stone who also wrote and directed the theatrical adaptation which was a huge success in Sydney a couple of years back.
Family secrets are revealed at a family wedding which have repercussions far beyond the wedding party.
Shot in semi-rural areas outside of Sydney as well as within the city this is a well acted film. The heartbreaking story unfolds slowly and packs a punch in its climactic moments.
Geoffrey Rush curbs his usual flamboyance and Ewen Leslie and relative newcomer Odessa Young are excellent.