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Feature debut

After receiving a letter from his father, Norval, who is in his thirties, leaves home to meet the man who abandoned him when he was a child. In a house on the coast, he gets to know an old, reclusive and not very likeable alcoholic. The fatherson relationship, which quickly reaches a dead end, takes an unexpected turn and reveals many secrets.

Already a well-known producer of filmic oddities such as The Greasy Strangler, Ant Timpson directs a sardonic debut feature in which a moustache-sporting Elijah Wood is severely tested. Between black comedy and brutal horror, Come to Daddy is a surprising, no-holds-barred film.

Saturday, 14 September, 10:15pm at the St Ex

Tuesday, 17 September, 8:00pm at the UGC

Sunday, 22 September, 8:15pm at the St Ex


Country: USA, New Zealand

Year: 2019

Runtime: 1hr35

Version: in English, subtitled in French

Rating: 12+

Cast & Credits

Director:  Ant Timpson

Producers: Daniel Beckerman, Emma Slade, Katie Holly

Scenario: Toby Harvard

Cast: Elijah Wood, Stephen McHattie, Martin Donovan