‘Refreshing look at millennials.’
‘…a fascinating woman who you’re glad you got to know’
‘Emily Beecham is fabulous in the leading role.’
Daphne (beautifully acted by Emily Beecham) is a flamboyant thirty-something apparently leading an aimless life in London. Her activities consist of working in a hip restaurant, casual sex and plenty of drinking. She doesn’t really believe in love and armed with quotes by the philosopher Slavoj Žižek she cleverly counters any form of emotional closeness. Many of her nights on the town get out of hand and at her work too she is sometimes unable to keep herself in check. But an unexpected, dramatic event suddenly propels her from observer to participant, and her armour cracks. The door to more self-understanding and connection with those around her has been opened.
This realistic British drama with a tinge of black humour is multilayered. We experience the subtle emotions of this wilful thirty-something, as well as the subtleties of the undefined yet familiar world she inhabits. Daphne is a film that covertly takes you by the hand. It makes you hope that Daphne’s life takes a turn for the better; you feel she deserves it.