In the last days of a dying logging town, Christian (Paul Schneider) returns to his family home for his father Henry’s (Geoffrey Rush) wedding. While home, Christian reconnects with his childhood friend Oliver (Ewen Leslie), who has stayed in town working at Henry’s timber mill and is now out of a job. As Christian gets to know Oliver’s wife Charlotte (Miranda Otto), daughter Hedvig, and father Walter (Sam Neill), he discovers a secret that could tear Oliver’s family apart. As the story pushes to its poignant climax and beyond, the film is ultimately a testament to love and forgiveness. An intense drama about family, THE DAUGHTER is as riveting and tightly-would as a finely-crafted thriller.


Simon Stone