• Daphne
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  • Daphne

Daphne

by Peter Mackie Burns International Feature Film / Competition

The co-workers are annoying, the guys in her life either want too much or not enough and her cancer-suffering mother who would like to be her best friend gets on her last nerve. At 31, Daphne has learned to face life’s shortcomings with dry maxims, Žižek quotes, uninterested looks and, in emergencies, lots of alcohol. Joe, her boss and possibly the closest thing she has to a best friend at the restaurant where she works, fails to penetrate her hard shell with his subtle advances. When Daphne witnesses a random act of violence, she has trouble dealing with the effect it has on her, and spirals ever deeper into a crisis. Director Peter Mackie Burn’s fast-paced, 87-minute journey into the protagonist’s soul is both an intimate character study and an insight into a distinctly female world. A fantastic showcase for lead actress Emily Beecham, who is gives an utterly convincing and intriguing performance.


  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: UK, 2017
  • Runtime: 88 Min
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: German
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  • Director: Peter Mackie Burns
  • Cast: Emily Beecham, Geraldine James, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Nathaniel Martello-White, Ritu Arya, Karina Fernandez, Sinead Matthews, Ragevan Vasan
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  • Screenplay: Nico Mensinga
  • Cinematography: Adam Scarth
  • Editor: Nick Emerson
  • Sound: Joakim Sundström, Stevie Haywood
  • Music: Sam Beste
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  • Producers: Valentina Brazzini, Tristan Goligher
  • Executive Producers: Lizzie Francke, Robbie Allen, Rosie Crerar, Vincent Gadelle
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  • Production Company: The Bureau London
  • World Sales: The Bureau Sales
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