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1960s. Isadora is a lonely and eccentric woman obsessed with her own image. That is because right from the time she was a child, her mother taught her how important it is to be beautiful and elegant.

After a scar on her face ruined this beauty ideal, she is afraid of not being accepted anymore, so now she never leaves her house. Who is she without this powerful attribute?

What she truly needs is a friend who is able to see her inner beauty, those little things that make her unique. Every morning she leaves a yellow daffodil inside an empty milk bottle on the doorstep for Leslie, the milkman, to pick it up.

Until one day, when she finally catches his attention.

  • Angelica Cricchio
  • Angelica Cricchio
  • Andreea Aurora Seuleanu
  • Stefan Comanescu
    Director of Photography
  • Anca Maxim
    Costume Design
  • Jasmine Fredericks
    Costume Design
  • Karolina Smolova
  • Manfredi D'Alessandro
  • Clementine Blake
    Key Cast
  • Jack Spencer
    Key Cast
  • Alice Hansen
    Key Cast
    "The Mother"
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  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 5, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Greenwich
  • London Movie Awards
    United Kingdom
    March 27, 2022
    Honorable Mention
  • London Independent Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    April 2, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Milan Gold Awards
    Silver Award
  • Cult Movies International Film Festival

    Best Student Short
Director Biography - Angelica Cricchio

Angelica is an Italian filmmaker currently based in London.
Her passion for storytelling led her to study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Palermo, where she graduated in Audio, Video & Multimedia and specialised in screenwriting, directing and editing.

As a writer, she was featured in the 12th edition of the European biennial Manifesta and wrote several short films which she then directed and edited.

In 2021 she undertook a Master's degree in Film Production at the University of Greenwich.

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Director Statement

Daffodil is a reflection on how what we are taught from a young age can have a consequential impact on our adulthood. Whether these words come from our parents, teachers, or friends, it doesn't matter, they just hurt.

Being judged all the time hurts.

Feeling alone in the world with the constant fear of not being accepted hurts.

With Daffodil I would like to send a hopeful message to all those people who have felt this way through their whole life. You are not alone and somewhere out there, there is someone willing to accept you for what you have inside your heart, not how you look.