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The Race

    • Director

      Andre F. Nebe

    • Credits

      Producers: Michael Garland, Martin Hageman. Writer: Rowan O'Neill

  • Category

    Family & Teen

An uplifting family drama about a young girl breaking barriers, The Race has thirteen year old Mary Kensay (Niamh McGirr) challenge the expectations of her rural Northern Irish community by dreaming of becoming a racing driver. Her ambitions, however, are met with disdain from father Frank (Colm Meaney), as well as from her community when she enters a local karting rally. Undeterred by all obstacles she relentlessly pursues her goal in a story full of heart-warming energy, one which celebrates the empowerment of a young woman fulfilling her potential in the face of her community’s resistance.

84 minutes, Ireland/Germany, 2009, Colour

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