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HUSH-A-BYE BABY (FROM THE VAULTS)

Director: Margo Harkin

72 mins, 1989, UK-Ireland, 35mm


This film screened on Tuesday 5th December 2017. 

This film is F-Rated. Find out more here.

This screening was followed by a Q&A with director Margo Harkin. 

1980s Derry. Goretti Friel (Emer McCourt) is one of a spirited group of teenage friends. She meets Ciarán (Michael Liebmann) and romance soon blossoms.

When he is arrested and imprisoned by the British army Goretti is dismayed to find herself pregnant. Unable to communicate the news to Ciarán, she is left to deal with the crisis alone and is tormented by the conflicts of her growing belly and the influence of a Catholic upbringing.

In her feature début, Margo Harkin creates an engaging drama about a group of smart and likeable young women dealing with a crisis for which there are no easy solutions.

Notes by Sunniva O’Flynn

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