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65th San Sebastian Film Festival
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In My Father’s Den
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In My Father’s Den
In My Father’s Den

Paul, a battle weary war photographer, returns to his remote New Zealand hometown, when his father dies, and faces the past he left behind. To his surprise, he also finds the sixteen-year-old Celia, the daughter of his first girlfriend, who hungers for the world beyond her small town. But many, including the members of both their families, frown upon the friendship and when Celia goes missing, Paul becomes increasingly persecuted as the prime suspect in her disappearance. As the violent and urgent truth gradually emerges, Paul is forced to confront the family tragedy and betrayal he ran from as a youth, and to face the grievous consequences of silence and secrecy that has surrounded his entire adult life.
Born in New Zealand, he studied at Melbourne's Swinburne Film & Television School. While at Swinburne he made the short film Home Away From Here and, subsequently, for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the documentary Come As You Are and the short television drama It Never Rains. In 1996, he returned to New Zealand, where he wrote and directed the short Possum, selected for numerous international film festivals and winner of several prizes. In My Father?s Den is his first feature film.
Brad McGann
Brad McGann
Stuart Dryburgh
Chris Plummer
Simon Boswell
Matthew Macfadyen, Emily Barclay, Miranda Otto, Vicky Haughton, Colin Moy
Running Time
126 m.
New Zealand
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