Directed by David Stubbs
New Zealand
109 minutes
All Ages
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A stirring musical romance brimming with decades of New Zealand hits from Crowded House to Bic Runga; and a box office hit at home.

New Zealand pop star Kimbra stars as Maisie, a singer whose dying father (George Mason) opens up about his life before she has to rush off to a gig. Moved by his revelations about the joys and sorrows of his relationship with her mother (Rose McIver), Maisie guides us through her parents’ wistful story with covers of beloved Kiwi classics by artists like Dave Dobbyn, Bic Runga, The Mutton Birds and Crowded House. The songs frame a tale that begins with a whirlwind teen romance in 1966 and continues through years of ups and downs, hard times and heartbreak. Filled with nostalgia for New Zealand life in the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, Daffodils is a quintessential Kiwi love story, and a powerhouse of iconic tunes.

Travelling Film Festival Newcastle, June 21 - 23: Tickets also available for Daffodils at TFF Newcastle.

It's easy to get caught up in this bittersweet love story.
Francesca Rudkin, NZ Herald

Special Guest

David Stubbs
Director, Producer

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Wed 12 June
Event Cinemas George St 4
Book Tickets Cancel
Fri 14 June
Hayden Orpheum Cremorne
Book Tickets Cancel
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Features, Focus on New Zealand, Festival Hits, Festival Guests
All Ages
New Zealand
In English
David Stubbs
Richard Fletcher, David Stubbs
Rose McIver, George Mason, Kimbra
Rochelle Bright
Mathew Knight
Scott Gray, Cushla Dillon
Arts, Music
Company Credits
Distributor: Transmission Films
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