Director: Peter Mackie Burns
Cast: Emily Beecham, Geral;dine Jones, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Nathaniel Martello-White
Country of Origin: UK 2017 90 mins. (15)
Released by Altitude
Peter Mackie Burns' debut feature is a witty, perceptive character study of a middle class, 30 something, single woman with a fragile grasp on her own life.
Witty, charismatic, independent South London chef Daphne's 'given up on people' offering her take on the world to anyone willing to listen, peppered with quotes from Slavoj Zizek, too much booze, drugs and one night stands. Needless to say she gets up peoples's noses but her ever patient mother Rita (Geraldine Jones) who has cancer and is into alternative therapies and Buddism remains ever patient. Her restaurant owning boss Joe (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) is keen on her and nightclub bouncer David (Nathaniel Martello White) throws his hat in the ring but they're kept at arms length. Daphne's too busy to look at her own life but then she's caught up in a random act of violence and her fragile life untangles and she goes over the edge.
An assured, debut, atmospheric, great support cast and a terrific performance from Emily Beecham's who's centre spot throughout - it's her film.