In My Father's Den

In My Father's Den

Paul (Macfadyen), a prize winning war journalist, returns to his remote New Zealand hometown due to the death of his dad, battle-scarred and world-weary. For the discontented sixteen-year-old Celia (Barclay) he opens up a world she has only wanted. She actively pursues a friendship with him, fascinated by his cynicism and experience of the world beyond her existence. But most, such as the people of their own families (Otto, Moy), depending on the friendship and when Celia goes missing, Paul becomes the increasingly loathed and persecuted prime suspect in her disappearance. While the violent and urgent truth gradually emerges, Paul is forced to confront the family tragedy and betrayal that he ran from as a youth, and to face the grievous consequences of silence and secrecy that has surrounded his entire adult life.
Duration: 126 min
Country: New Zealand
Production: IFMD Ltd., Little Bird