First major international deal for The Daughter

29 September, 2015 by Don Groves

UK distributor Metrodome has bought Simon Stone’s The Daughter after the drama screened at the Venice Film Festival’s Venice Days and in the Toronto International Film Festival’s special presentations sidebar.

Stone’s re-imagining of Ibsen’s The Wild Duck, which premiered at the Sydney Film Festival, stars Geoffrey Rush, Sam Neill, Ewen Leslie, Paul Schneider, Anna Torv, Miranda Otto and newcomer Odessa Young.


“We’ve been very pleased with the reaction to the film at both Venice and Toronto,” Nicole O’Donohue, who produced with Jan Chapman, tells IF.

“We are thrilled that Metrodome have picked up The Daughter and look forward to working with them on the UK theatrical release in 2016 as well as the UK premiere this October at the BFI London Film Festival in official competition.”

The deal was negotiated by Metrodome head of acquisitions Giles Edwards, acquisitions manager Ella Field and Mongrel International’s Charlotte Mickie.

Last year Metrodome acquired Goddess and Save Your Legs! 

After the autumn festivals the distributor also picked up Eva Husson’s Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story), the Julio Medem drama Ma Ma starring Penelope Cruz, Damien Odoul’s French horror pic The Fear and music documentary NWA & Eazy-E: The Kings Of Compton.

Metrodome’s upcoming slate includes Sean Baker’s Tangerine and Terence Davies’ Sunset Song.

Roadshow will release The Daughter in March.