While Daffodils is both a “choice” and a “grouse” film, you don’t have to be a Kiwi to enjoy its bittersweet love story, gleaming nostalgia or jukebox of hit songs from what seems like every successful New Zealand performer over the decades. Based on a true story that inspired an award-winning stage play, Daffodils speaks (and sings) to all those who have ever known young love, and young heart-ache. It follows indie musician Maisie (New Zealand pop star Kimbra in a riveting performance) as she absorbs the words of her dying father about how he met her mother, and the story of their whirlwind teen romance in 1966. The chemistry between the two leads, the truthfulness of their relationship ups and down – and those tunes – make for a heart-warming experience.
Palace Byron Bay offers the full entertainment experience, showcasing a mix of quality blockbusters, international and Australian art-house films as well as renowned film festivals. Their nine cinemas are fully licensed so you can take advantage of the curated drinks menu, including local Byron shire craft beers, premium wines and classic cocktails.