Daphne

Daphne, photo: Agatha A.Nitecka

Hectic days and late nights. Londoner Daphne is caught up in the daily rush of her restaurant job, and a nightlife kaleidoscope of new faces. She is strong, funny, and acerbic but deep down she is not happy. Stuck in a rut, she can’t move forward. Then when she saves the life of a shop keeper, stabbed in a failed robbery, the impenetrable armour she wears to protect herself begins to crack and Daphne is forced to fight against the inevitability of a much needed change in her life.

A striking debut drama from director Peter Mackie Burns, rich in memorably structured scenes and offering a vibrant soundtrack, Daphne is given real drive by the central performance of Emily Beecham in the lead role.

Director: Peter Mackie Burns
Writer: Nico Mensinga
Producers: Valentina Brazzini and  Tristan Goligher
Starring: Emily Beecham, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Nathaniel Martello-White and Geraldine James
Sales agent: The Bureau Films

Festivals

World Premiere: International Film Festival Rotterdam 2017
US Premiere: SXSW 2017 
UK Premiere: Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017