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.