Daphne

Daphne
  • 2016
  • UK
  • 1h 30min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Peter Mackie Burns
  • Written by: Nico Mesinga
  • Cast: Emily Beecham, Geraldine James, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor

Daphne (Beecham) is a wisecracking 31 year old who thinks she knows it all before she witnesses something which knocks her for six. The script could be punchier and James is wasted as Daphne’s mum, but Burns’s narrative debut benefits from Beecham’s charismatic performance: a star in the making.

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Daphne

23 Jun 20173 stars

EIFF 2017: Emily Beecham radiates charisma in Scottish director Peter Mackie Burns' debut

Young women in crisis are still a rarity onscreen, especially outside of rom-coms. The narrative feature debut of Scottish director Peter Mackie Burns has its share of unconventionally packaged romance and comedy but eventually plumps for a more sombre…

Peter Mackie Burns – 'It wasn't so much our eyes meeting across a crowded room, more like finding each other in an agent's reject pile'

9 Jun 2017

Scottish director Peter Mackie Burns collaborates with writer Nico Mensinga on debut feature Daphne

'It wasn't so much our eyes meeting across a crowded room, more like finding each other in an agent's reject pile!' Scottish director Peter Mackie Burns is talking about his collaboration with writer Nico Mensinga on their debut feature Daphne…

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