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Rural Ireland 1981. Cáit, a quiet, neglected girl is sent away from her overcrowded, dysfunctional family to live with foster parents for the summer. Without knowing when she will return home, she is left at this strange rural house with only the clothes she is wearing. Over time and with care, strained relationships begin to deepen and Cáit blossoms and discovers a new way of living. But in this house where affection grows and there are meant to be no secrets, she discovers one painful truth. Please Note: the language of this film features a combination of Irish Gaelic & English. This presentation will conclude with a post-screening Q&A recording featuring IFF’s Enda Murray interviewing the filmmakers.
WINNER – Best Feature Film, Berlin International Film Festival 2022
WINNER – Discovery Award, Director, Dublin International Film Festival 2022
WINNER – Audience Award, Dublin International Film Festival 2022
WINNER – Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress in a Lead Role, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, Best Production Design, Irish Film and Television Awards 2022
"Heartfelt and understated with a fantastic central performance. An oasis of joy."
- Mark Kermode
"A peaceful poem of grief, sadness and learning to find your voice, told with empathy and care by first-time feature filmmaker Colm Bairéad"
- John Nugent, Empire Magazine
"A film of gorgeous simplicity and heartbreaking humanity."
- Cath Clarke, The Guardian
Thursday 25th August
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Catherine Clinch, Carrie Crowley, Andrew Bennett
Palace Barracks, Chauvel Cinema, Palace Electric, Kino Cinema