1 hours 35 minutes | Rated M (Offensive language)
RURAL IRELAND. 1981. A quiet, neglected girl is sent away from her dysfunctional family to live with foster parents for the summer. She blossoms in their care, but in this house where there are meant to be no secrets, she discovers one.
Bairéad’s script, based on a short story by Claire Keegan, remains resolutely focused on the smaller end of the scale, the intimate, ordinary sorrows of loneliness and loss and coming of age. Variety
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
A peaceful poem of grief, sadness and learning to find your voice, told with empathy and care by first-time feature filmmaker Colm Bairéad. Empire Magazine
A coming-of-age tale with an unerring eye for detail, this seemingly familiar drama set in rural Ireland in 1981 is also quietly subversive. Times (UK)
One of the most exquisitely realised films of the year. Observer (UK)
It is a jewel. Guardian