DAPHNE

by Peter Mackie Burns
DAPHNE - DAPHNE

Informations

Nation: UK

Year: 2017

Length: 90'

35° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

Daphne is thirty-one years old and leads a frenetic life, juggling her job at a restaurant in a fashionable part of London, her nightlife, and the men who fall in love with her, hopelessly and despite all the signals she sends them. The cynical detachment she has developed toward life seems to be all-purpose, but happiness is another matter. This stalemate is unblocked when someone tries to kill a store manager: the girl witnesses the event and that forces her to fight the inevitability of a change which has become imperative.

Director

Peter Mackie Burns

Peter  Mackie Burns

Peter Mackie Burns (UK) has gained major international short film awards including the Golden Bear at Berlinale and a BAFTA nomination for his short film Milk. He also shot a feature documentary called Come Closer, portraying the poetry in people and places of Glasgow. He has worked with excellent cast and with the BBC (on his short Run) and Channel4 with the Coming Up The Spastic King, written by Jack Thorne. 

Filmography:

Milk (cm, 2005), Run (cm, 2005), Coming Up (ep. The Spastic King, tv, 2007), Come Closer (doc., 2011), Stronger (cm, 2012), Happy Birthday to Me (cm, 2014), Daphne (2017). 

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Peter Mackie Burns
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Nico Mensinga
fotografia/cinematography
Adam Scarth
montaggio/film editing
Nick Emerson
scenografia/production design
Miren Marañón Tejedor
costumi/costume designer
Nigel Egerton
musica/music
Sam Beste
suono/sound
Joakim Sundström
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Emily Beecham (Daphne), Geraldine James (Rita), Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Joe), Nathaniel Martello-White (David), Osy Ikhile (Tom), Sinead Matthews (Billie)
produttori/producers
Valentina Brazzini, Tristan Goligher
produzione/production
The Bureau


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contatti/contacts
The Bureau
Geraldine Bryant
gb@lebureaufilms.com

Director statement

“The project originated from a desire to create a film about a complex character who refuses to be defined by the roles commonly assigned to many women – namely wife, girlfriend, partner, mother, dutiful daughter – the list is quite exhaustive. We also wanted to create a character who has a sense of humor, and who can’t resist using it as a psychological weapon.” 

Synopsis Learn more

Daphne is thirty-one years old and leads a frenetic life, juggling her job at a restaurant in a fashionable part of London, her nightlife, and the men who fall in love with her, hopelessly and despite all the signals she sends them. The cynical detachment she has developed toward life seems to be all-purpose, but happiness is another matter. This stalemate is unblocked when someone tries to kill a store manager: the girl witnesses the event and that forces her to fight the inevitability of a change which has become imperative.

Director All about direction

Peter Mackie Burns

Peter  Mackie Burns

Peter Mackie Burns (UK) has gained major international short film awards including the Golden Bear at Berlinale and a BAFTA nomination for his short film Milk. He also shot a feature documentary called Come Closer, portraying the poetry in people and places of Glasgow. He has worked with excellent cast and with the BBC (on his short Run) and Channel4 with the Coming Up The Spastic King, written by Jack Thorne. 

Filmography:

Milk (cm, 2005), Run (cm, 2005), Coming Up (ep. The Spastic King, tv, 2007), Come Closer (doc., 2011), Stronger (cm, 2012), Happy Birthday to Me (cm, 2014), Daphne (2017). 

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Peter Mackie Burns
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Nico Mensinga
fotografia/cinematography
Adam Scarth
montaggio/film editing
Nick Emerson
scenografia/production design
Miren Marañón Tejedor
costumi/costume designer
Nigel Egerton
musica/music
Sam Beste
suono/sound
Joakim Sundström
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Emily Beecham (Daphne), Geraldine James (Rita), Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Joe), Nathaniel Martello-White (David), Osy Ikhile (Tom), Sinead Matthews (Billie)
produttori/producers
Valentina Brazzini, Tristan Goligher
produzione/production
The Bureau


**
contatti/contacts
The Bureau
Geraldine Bryant
gb@lebureaufilms.com

Director statement Read more

“The project originated from a desire to create a film about a complex character who refuses to be defined by the roles commonly assigned to many women – namely wife, girlfriend, partner, mother, dutiful daughter – the list is quite exhaustive. We also wanted to create a character who has a sense of humor, and who can’t resist using it as a psychological weapon.”