Trailer for Daphne, starring Emily Beecham and Geraldine James. Drama was screened at the Melbourne International Film Festival.

Daphne is 31, flippant, cynical and intelligent – she reads Slavoj Žižek for fun – but also stuck in a rut. Not that she’d ever admit it: her daily life of casual work, casual sex and not-so-casual boozing suits her just fine. Sure, her mother’s ailing health is a problem, but Daphne does her best to ignore it, along with anyone or thing else that threatens to break through her disaffected emotional façade. That is, until an unwelcome encounter on the London streets unexpectedly pushes her over the edge, and she’s finally forced to question her choices.