29th Galway Film Fleadh 11th – 16th July 2017
“Almost perfectly threading the needle between hardscrabble drama and raucous comedy, the movie maintains that middle ground from start to finish, but never stops feeling as though it could veer in either direction at a moment’s notice.”
Director of the acclaimed, multi-award-winning short film Milk, Scottish filmmaker Peter Mackie Burns marks his transition into features with this tightly focused, remarkably authentic character study of brittle 31-year-old Londoner Daphne (Emily Beecham, Into the Badlands). Daphne has ‘sort of given up on people’ as she goes through the motions of her busy life, working as a cook in a London restaurant and through a series of drug-fuelled hook-ups. She resists genuine intimacy in her few friendships and rejects her mother Rita’s attempts to engage. When she witnesses a violent robbery, she’s thrown into chaos and finally begins to confront the person she has become.
Official Selection: International Film Festival Rotterdam, South by Southwest
Director Peter Mackie Burns
Cast Emily Beecham, Geraldine James, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor
Script Nico Mensinga
Producers Valentina Brazzini, Tristan Goligher