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MONTHLY MUST-SEE CINEMA: GIRL WITH GREEN EYES

The IFI’s Monthly Must-See Cinema showcases highlights from the Irish cinema canon which are now preserved in the IFI Irish Film Archive.

Shot on location in Dublin and Wicklow, Girl with Green Eyes details the exploits of Kate Brady, a shy Co. Clare girl (Rita Tushingham) and her exuberant flatmate Baba (Lynn Redgrave) as they explore the temptations of city life. Peter Finch glowers handsomely as the middle-aged writer with whom Kate embarks on a doomed affair.

By turns sweet, sensitive, humorous and grim in the British realist mode of the 1960s, Desmond Davis picture makes great use if Dublin locations – watch out for sticky buns in Grafton Street’s Bewleys Café and browsing in beloved Greens Bookshop.

Tushingham’s charm-filled performance confirmed her status as British cinema’s favourite quirky ingénue in this adaptation by Edna O’Brien of her autobiographical novel The Lonely Girl. An absolute cracker.


 

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