Fresh from critical acclaim at this year's Berlin and Edinburgh Film Festivals, up-and-coming director Mark Noonan's compassionate feature debut about an uncle and his young niece grieving the loss of a loved one offers a fresh take on Irish cinema. Set in the Midlands, Will (Game of Thrones
's Aidan Gillen) is temporarily released from prison to care for his newly orphaned niece, Stacey (Lauren Kinsella). They take up residence in a caravan park, piquing the interest of their international neighbors. While Will fancies himself the responsible adult, it's Stacey who does the majority of caretaking. When a secret in Will's past threatens to destroy their new life, they must come to accept their perfectly flawed relationship. Gillen is in fine form, but it's newcomer Kinsella who steals the show. If Mad Men
's Sally Draper were stripped of her finishing school touches and left to her own devices, she'd find a kinship in wisecracking Stacey.
Co-presented by The Irish Film Festival