Nominated for an Oscar for Best International Picture (Ireland).
Rural Ireland. 1981. Nine-year-old Cait is sent away from her overcrowded, dysfunctional family to live with foster parents for the summer. Quietly struggling at school and at home, she has learned to hide in plain sight from those around her. She blossoms in their care, but in this house where there are meant to be no secrets, she discovers one painful truth.
There is a pervasive sense of unspoken menace lurking just outside the frame (or somewhere in the near past or future). But it is also a celebration of uncomplicated human kindness.Irish Times
There’s a heartfelt simplicity to the film’s story, a rumination on grief’s longevity and pain through the eyes of a child.Little White Lies
|Carrie Crowley, Andrew Bennett, Catherine Clinch
|Irish Gaelic & English