MIFF: Daffodils

Musical Drama


The story of Eric and Rose - from their meeting in Hamilton in 1966, to their separation in the 1980s - accompanied by contemporary renditions of hit songs of New Zealand.

A lot of effort is apparent in the retro details; the cars, the wardrobe, and authentic interiors. It's just the sort of quaint one might find special about New Zealand. The story is a bit hollow though, it's purportedly based in reality but stretches credibility to a level where you want to stand up out of the audience and shake some sense into the characters. Thankfully, it's redeemed by great music tracks. Bloom!

Anne Murphy

MIFF 2019
93 mins