'Daphne' is the vibrant character portrait of a young woman of the threshold of a much-needed change.
Daphne, 31, Londoner. Busy days, hectic nights, friends, people, lovers, are all welcome distractions from the constant and creeping feeling that her life is somehow stuck. Too young to settle quietly, too old to keep on messing about without aim. One night, an unexpected event slowly but steadily forces her to confront this existential limbo head on, an start looking very closely at the person she has become.
‘Looking for Mr. Goodbar’ meets Kenneth Lonergan's ‘Margaret’ on the streets of 21st century London in Peter Mackie Burns' disarming debut ‘Daphne’, the intimate character study of a 31-year-old singleton who goes off the rails after witnessing a random act of violence. First and foremost, it's a cracking little showcase for rising British actress Emily Beecham, who's seldom off screen for long as the tale's lively, complex, intriguing quasi-heroine.