Colm Bairéad’s debut feature became one of the most lauded Irish films of recent years. Adapted from Foster, a short story by Claire Keegan, it centres on nine-year-old Cáit, a shy and withdrawn child who receives little affection from a family ruled by an uncaring patriarch.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 blossoms in their care. At the end of the summer, difficult decisions must be faced. This is a work of small moments, anchored by Catherine Clinch, in her remarkable debut screen performance as the titular quiet girl. It makes for a film of pure artistry, as uplifting as it is heart breaking.
The Film will be screened twice over the 5 days of the festival. On Thursday 25th May on Cape Clear followed by a Q&A and again on Sunday in the Park at the Outdoor Cinema at 18.30. Both screenings will be free entry.
Other members of the An Cailín Ciúin crew who will be hosting workshops, masterclasses and seminars at the festival in Schull at the end of the month.
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