Leathanach Deiridh (expected release 2023)

I was sent a short called Leathanach Deiridh this week that’s really interesting. Based on true events, as a young woman tells her life story, starting with her birth at a mother and baby home to spending the rest of her existence wondering about her lost family.

Directed by Michael Antonio Keane, who has mainly worked in short films, and co-written by Keane and Saorlaith Ní Shuibhne, this film is in Irish Gaelic, a language that I haven’t watched many movies within. It’s just ten minutes long, but there’s such drama between its leads, with Veronica Henley as Dr. Aine, who listens to the tale of the film and Deirbhile Lee as Dearbhla, the young woman whose life must seem so much longer — and painful — than it should be.

Keane has taken a confined location, two characters and ten minutes and emerges with something worth watching several times.

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