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Adapted from ‘Foster’, a short story by Claire Keegan, this highly regarded Irish language film centres on nine-year-old Cáit, a shy and withdrawn child who receives scant attention or affection from a family ruled by an uncaring patriarch.
When she is sent to spend the summer with her aunt Eibhlín (Carrie Crowley) and her husband Seán (Andrew Bennett), she comes out of her shell, blossoming in their care, especially when Seán’s initial aloofness fades. But at the end of the summer, tough decisions and realities must be faced…This is a work of small moments and details, anchored by Catherine Clinch’s remarkable performance as the titular quiet girl.
Delicately beautiful Irish film lives up to its billing The irish Times
Dir: Colm Bairéad, Ireland, 2022, 94 mins