A group of old friends sit around a campfire. The mood is one of jovial recollection and reconnection, but as feather-light embers flit away into the night sky secrets lurk in the darkness that envelops them. A meandering tale into the unknown, of long-buried truths, parenthood and troubled filial relationships, The Daughter is a haunting and confidently-composed feature debut by Australian filmmaker and theatre man Simon Stone. The young director, who here further moulds his own stage adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s The Wild Duck into a fearsome family drama, makes the transition to big screen seamlessly.
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