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  • Director

    Peter Mackie Burns

  • Starring

    Emily Beecham, Geraldine James, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Nathaniel Martello-White, Osy Ikhile, Sinead Matthews

  • Certificate


  • Run Time

    90 mins

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  • Director of Photography: Adam Scarth

  • Editor: Nick Emerson

  • Produced by: Valentina Brazzini, Tristan Goligher

  • Screenplay by: Nico Mensinga

  • Production Designer: Miren Marañón

  • Sound Production: Joakim Sundström

Director Bio

Peter Mackie Burns

P&I - Director Bio

Peter Mackie Burns gained major short film awards including the Golden Bear at Berlinale and a BAFTA nomination for his short film Milk, with Brenda Fricker (My Left Foot). He directed Come Closer, an experimental urban doc about Glasgow, and the shorts Run (BBC), The Spastic King (Channel4), penned by Jack Thorne. Daphne is Peter's feature film debut.
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Part of the Best of British Strand


A striking debut drama from director Peter Mackie Burns. rich in memorably structured scenes and offering a vibrant soundtrack, Daphne is given real drive by the central performance of Emily Beecham in the lead role. Daphne, a young woman juggling a hectic nightlife with a busy restaurant job, finds her life thrown off balance after she saves the life of a young shopkeeper. The façade that she has built to protect herself gradually starts to crack and she takes a fresh look at her fractured life. [15]

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