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The Eternal Daughter

Venezia 79 Competition

Director:
Joanna Hogg
Production:
Element Pictures (Ed Guiney, Emma Norton, Andrew Lowe)
Running Time:
96’
Language:
English
Country:
UK, USA
Main Cast:
Tilda Swinton, Joseph Mydell, Carly-Sophia Davies
Screenplay:
Joanna Hogg
Cinematographer:
Ed Rutherford
Editor:
Helle Le Fevre
Production Designer:
Stéphane Collonge
Costume Designer:
Grace Snell

Synopsis

An artist and her elderly mother confront long-buried secrets when they return to a former family home, now a hotel haunted by its mysterious past.

Director’s Statement

In 2008 I set out to write a film capturing something of the relationship I have with my elderly mother. She grew up during the Second World War, and comes from a generation of women who kept their feelings to themselves, and who experienced loss but had no understanding how to process the grief and sometimes lived full of regrets and guilt.
I discovered my own guilt, which is of course entwined with my mother’s, was stopping me from creating this story. However something opened up two years ago when I set the story inside an eerie hotel; a realisation that the ghostly and the personal and deeply felt could be intertwined.

Production/Distribution

PRODUCTION: Element Pictures
30/31 O Connell Street Lower
D01 DH58 – Dublin, Ireland
Tel. +353 16185032
info@elementpictures.ie

WORLD SALES: Sales International – A24
31 West 27th Street
10001 – New York, United States of America
Tel. +1 6465686015
sales@a24films.com

PRESS OFFICE: Premier PR
theeternaldaughter@premiercomms.com


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