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Come to Daddy Unclassified 18+

As an insufferably moustachioed millennial battling for his estranged father’s affections, Elijah Wood is characteristically brilliant in Ant Timpson’s unpredictably bizarre and hilarious directorial debut. 

Norval is a thirtysomething misfit hipster DJ and recovering alcoholic who still lives at home with his mother. He’s not seen his dad in decades, but when he receives a handwritten invitation from the man who abandoned him as a child, Norval naïvely jumps at the opportunity. Big mistake!

Revered horror producer Ant Timpson (Field Guide to Evil, MIFF 2018; Turbo Kid and Deathgasm, both MIFF 2015) makes a thrilling leap to directing with this blackest of black comedies. Come to Daddy pits a wonderfully eccentric Elijah Wood’s Norval against his father, played with juicy menace by Stephen McHattie, for an epic father/son reunion. Violent, gory, inventively twisted and endlessly twisty, it’s also at its core something deeper: a film that makes unexpected headway grappling with issues of masculinity and grief. Written with provocative glee by Toby Harvard and stunningly shot by Daniel Katz, Come to Daddy also features Martin Donovan and Michael Smiley. Oozing with 70s exploitation vibes, this is as messed up and gloriously nutty as you would expect from Timpson’s first outing in the director’s chair.

“A crazy, hilarious, gross adventure with plenty of twists and turns and a lot of creative weaponry … It’s smart, uncompromising, inventive and just downright hilarious.” – Film Threat

Guests: Ant Timpson

Tickets

1071
Fri 02 Aug 9:00 pm [1071]
Come to Daddy (93 mins)
Forum Theatre Wheelchair Access
Past event
5141
Sat 03 Aug 11:30 pm [5141]
Come to Daddy (93 mins)
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins Auditorium
Past event
9501
Sat 10 Aug 9:00 pm [9501]
Come to Daddy (93 mins)
Hoyts 11 Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
This session is bookable on a pass

To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Key Cast
Elijah Wood, Madeleine Sami, Martin Donovan, Michael Smiley, Stephen McHattie
Director
Ant Timpson
Producers
Daniel Bekerman, Emma Slade, Katy Holly, Laura Tunstall, Mette Marie Kongsved
Screenwriter
Toby Harvard
Cinematographer
Daniel Katz
Composer
Karl Steven
Editor
Dan Kircher
Format
Digital
Company Credit
Distributor: Umbrella Entertainment

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