Director: Corey Deshon. With: Casper Van Dien, Elyse Dinh, Vivien Ngo, Ian Alexander. USA 2022. 95 mins.
Marking the distinctive feature film debut for writer/director/producer Corey Deshon, this dark and surrealistic indie thriller follows a young woman who is inducted by a strange man into a bizarre family to live as their new surrogate sibling. Navigating through a twisted family dynamic while coping with the loss of her own freedom, dark secrets about the past are revealed, leading to even more shocking implications about the future. An assured debut shot beautifully in 16mm, DAUGHTER is in equal measure a horrific chamber piece as it is a moving ensemble about the intersection between family and religion.