Amy (Jordanne Jones) is a 13-year-old living in Tallaght and has had to take on much of the responsibility for running the family home after the death of her mother. She is devoted to her father, Raymond (James Kelly), but he is too distracted to pay her a great deal of attention, particularly when an old girlfriend appears and suggests Raymond is the father to her baby. When news breaks that a local boy has killed himself, there’s an outpouring of grief in the community that has a profound effect on Amy and the young people around her.
From the director of Ballymun Lullaby, made in collaboration with Headstrong, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health and featuring a cast of mostly non-actors drawn from the west Dublin area in which it is set, I Used to Live Here is a sensitive, enlightening and vital response to real social issues. (Notes by Michael Hayden.)
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