Mar 062016


This trailer for Australian film The Daughter has been around for 4 months, but I only saw it for the first time this week as it has started showing before films and on various online sites. When I decided not to see this at Sydney Film Festival last year, I thought I wouldn’t have to wait too long to catch it on general release. 9 months later, still waiting.

The film finally gets an Australian cinema release on March 17 (with previews March 11) and I am really looking forward to finally seeing it. The film received such positive reviews out of both Sydney Film Festival and TIFF. I’ve heard a couple of people say that the trailer isn’t entirely representative of the film, but regardless, it’s a fantastic trailer and if I wasn’t already looking forward to the film, I am now.

The official synopsis of the film:

In the last days of a dying logging town Christian (Paul Schneider) returns to his family home for his father Henry’s (Geoffrey Rush) wedding to the much younger Anna (Anna Torv). While home, Christian reconnects with his childhood friend Oliver (Ewen Leslie), who has stayed in town working at Henry’s timber mill and is now out of a job. As Christian gets to know Oliver’s wife Charlotte (Miranda Otto), daughter Hedvig (Odessa Young) and father Walter (Sam Neill), he discovers a secret that could tear Oliver’s family apart. As he tries to right the wrongs of the past, his actions threaten to shatter the lives of those he left behind years before.