Cathy Brady’s debut film is an emotionally stirring exploration of two sisters — and a country — struggling to emerge from a traumatic past.
Having disappeared from her quiet border town in Northern Ireland a year prior, Kelly (Nika McGuigan) suddenly shows up on the doorstep of her sister, Lauren (Nora-Jane Noone). Born within a year of each other, these ‘Irish twins’ share a deep bond despite their differences. Kelly’s return, however, quickly stirs up long-repressed traumas between the sisters, and Lauren soon must choose between the life she knows and her connection to her sister.
Director Cathy Brady frames this present-day family drama within the history of The Troubles and the current debates around the return of a hard border between the UK province in the North and the independent Republic in the south. In foregrounding how the past impacts the present, Brady boldly opens up conversations around mental health and the generation in Northern Ireland that grew up in a ‘post-conflict’ society.
MAC’s reopening cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI FAN Covid-19 Resilience fund from the National Lottery, through the BFI Film Audience Fund.
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