MAIN SCREENS - THURSDAY 22 AUGUST
COME TO DADDY
Director: Ant Timpson. With: Elijah Wood, Stephen McHattie, Martin Donovan, Michael Smiley. USA/Canada/New Zealand/Ireland. 93 mins.
OPENING FILM - UK PREMIERE - An urban hipster faces major daddy issues in a coastal Oregon town in a deliciously edgy stunner. 30-something Norval (a career best performance by Elijah Wood) receives a surprise invitation to visit his estranged father’s remote cliff house. Nervous and desperate to impress his uncaring dad, Norval stretches the truth about his life until finally his father’s growing animosity reaches a dark fever pitch. From here on, all genre-blending bets are off as this downright hilarious, inventively gross, shocking-to-the-extreme adventure with plenty of twists, turns and lots of creative weaponry moves smartly towards its most uncompromising and unexpected finale.