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SHE DIDN’T SAY NO

Director: CYRIL FRANKEL

IRELAND • 1958 • 97 MIN


WILD STRAWBERRIES IS OUR MONTHLY FILM CLUB FOR OLDER PEOPLE. SCREENINGS ARE FREE OF CHARGE BUT YOU MUST RESERVE A SEAT WELL IN ADVANCE. PRIORITY BOOKING IS GIVEN TO IFI MEMBERS. BOOKINGS CAN BE MADE BY RINGING 01 612 9407 OR 01 612 9415 OR BY EMAILING WILDSTRAWBERRIES@IRISHFILM.IE
We are delighted that Ann Bulter, an expert on the work of Una Troy and the true-life story on which the film is based, will be present to introduce this screening to the Wild Strawberries.
Bridget Monagahn (Eileen Herlie) is the caring mother of six illegitimate children in a small Irish town. Needless to say her presence provokes the ire of the local villagers – foremost among them being the children’s natural fathers – who try to have her run out of town. But the natural charm of Bridget and her young tykes proves hard to resist, even for the most ardent of moralists. Adapted from the novel by Una Troy and scandalous for its sympathetic portrayal of an unwed mother, the film was quickly suppressed and has rarely been seen since.
Recently restored to its former Technicolor glory, She Didn’t Say No can now be appreciated for the buoyant comedy classic that it is.

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