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Daffodils - 2019

Libertine Pictures/KHF Media - 93 min.
EAN DVD - 9338683124180

Cast: Rose McIver, George Mason, Kimbra, Tola Newbery, Ben Childs, Tandi Wright, Gavin Rutherford, Zach Newton, Alice Connolly, Hanna Tevita, Abby Damen, Mark Mitchinson, Katie Wolfe Screenplay: Rochelle Bright ; Director of Photography: Mathew Knight; Original Music: Steph Brown, Fen Ikner; Editors: Scott Gray, Cushla Dillon; Sound Supervisor & Designer: Melanie Graham; Production Designer: Brendan Heffernan; Costume Designer: Sarah Voon; Special Effects: Steve Ingram, Karl Chisholm; Set Decoration: Anthony Allan; Art Director: Sven Wigg; ; Makeup: Frankie Karena; Producers: Richard Fletcher, David Stubbs; Director: David Stubbs.

Leaving her dying father's bedside, singer Maisie(Kimbra) rushes to perform at an indie music gig in town. But as she sings the opening song, it's hard for her to ignore the heartfelt story she's just been told - the story of how her dad met and fell in love with her mother, and how it all devastatingly fell apart. As the night goes on, we see the love story of Eric(George Mason) and Rose(Rose McIver) through Maisie's eyes. From the time they meet in Hamilton in 1966 to their separation in the 1980's, we follow the bittersweet nuances of a couple's life, expressed with contemporary re-imaginings of iconic hit songs of New Zealand artists including Crowded House, Bic Runga and Dave Dobbyn.

Censor Rating: M - Review rating: C+

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Starting 03 July 2019, a PAL R4 DVD becomes available from Australian and New Zealand resellers, selling for about $20. It has a format of 2.39:1. There is a spoken English 5.1. There are optional English subtitles. As of 17 May, extras are unknown.

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Steve Newall talks with Kimbra about Daffodils and the importance of risk-taking.

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