Set in the leafy beauty of rural Ireland during the early ‘80s, this simple story raises nature v. nurture questions. Cáit is a child who lives in a state of loneliness amidst a crowded household, where she is either ignored or berated. School offers no contrast.
When fostered out for the summer months to relatives, she experiences a cathartic change.
Adapted from a novella by Claire Keegan, here’s a quietly impressive new director’s work, with frugal dialogue and a delicate pace that nonetheless carries emotional punch.
Dir: Colm Bairéad
Cast: Andrew Bennett , Carrie Crowley, Catherine Clinch | Language: Irish (subtitled), English