Come to Daddy - Directed by Ant Timpson.
Fri 14 June - 8.45pm - Dendy Newtown
Sun 16 June - 6.30pm - Event Cinemas George St 5
The directorial debut of ace Kiwi genre producer Ant Timpson (Turbo Kid, SFF 2015) tells a fiendishly funny tale of crime, cadavers and father-son “issues".
35-year-old Norval (Elijah Wood) hasn't seen his dad since he was five. Out of the blue he receives a heartfelt letter asking him to visit. What's a nervy and needy son to do except drop everything and trek out to dad's funky, flying saucer-shaped house in the middle of nowhere? It's an understatement to say that Norval's desperately longed-for bonding with his father gets off to a rather shaky start. And things just get worse…much worse. Featuring a stellar cast including Wood, Madeleine Sami (The Breaker Upperers, SFF 2018) and indie film legends Stephen McHattie and Martin Donovan, Come to Daddy is a slow-burn “family film” thriller with a demented, deadly and freakin' funny difference. Official Selection: Tribeca Film Festival.