Hush-A-Bye Baby

Director: Margo Harkin

‘Hush-A-Bye Baby’ pits the reality of a young woman’s life against the political and moral polemic that passed for debate in 1980s Ireland, on both sides of the border. Goretti Friel (Emer McCourt) is one of a spirited group of four teenage girlfriends with boys on their minds in Catholic Derry. Her boyfriend, Ciaran (Michael Liebmann), is arrested and imprisoned in fall-out from the ‘supergrass’ trials. When Goretti finds herself pregnant Ciaran rejects her and she is left to handle the crisis on her own. Emer McCourt won the best actress award at the Locarno Film Festival in 1990 for her performance.
(1989, 72mins)

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