Daphne. Daphne (Emily Beecham). Copyright: Altitude
Daphne

Daphne

  • 2017 film

Comedy about a young woman whose hectic life masks a myriad of deep-seated issues. Stars Emily Beecham, Geraldine James, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Nathaniel Martello-White, Ritu Arya and more.

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Daphne. Image shows from L to R: Rita (Geraldine James), Daphne (Emily Beecham). Copyright: Altitude

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
2017
Stars
Emily Beecham, Geraldine James, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Nathaniel Martello-White, Ritu Arya, Karina Fernandez, Sinead Matthews, Ragevan Vasan and more
Writer
Nico Mensinga
Director
Peter Mackie Burns
Producers
Valentina Brazzini, Tristan Goligher, Lizzie Francke, Robbie Allen, Rosie Crerar, Vincent Gadelle and Victoria Goodall

Workmates annoy her. Friends, too. Men want too much from her - or she assumes that they will, if she lets them close enough. And her mother's hippy attitude to life somehow fails to promote much peace and love between the two of them.

Daphne's weapons against life's tests are smart remarks, withering looks and self-obliterating alcohol binges. She wants a promotion to sous-chef at the restaurant where she works - but is she up to the role? And what about the lingering sexual tension with her married boss, Joe?

Then Daphne witnesses a robbery and stabbing in a shop. Impulsively, she acts to save the life of the shopkeeper. Afterwards, the customary defences go up: Daphne savages those who try to help her, from the counsellor to whom the police refer her, to the guy who brings over her Indian takeaways. It takes the serious humiliation of showing up blind drunk at work, followed by Joe's sobering confession that he is in love with her, to force Daphne face-to-face with her issues.

First, she builds bridges with her mother. Then she visits the stabbing victim at his home - and in those unfamiliar environs, unexpectedly finds her own reasons to keep living.

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Additional details

UK certificate
15
Duration
88 minutes
UK release
Friday 29th September 2017
Distributors

Altitude

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

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