Set against the breathtaking landscapes of Corca Dhuibhne in the Kerry Gaeltacht along the wild Atlantic coastline of the Dingle Peninsula, this heartwarming and uplifting portrayal of female friendship, family and community follows a young woman who returns home for the summer to help her father and joins an all-female team in a high stakes Naomhóg rowing competition.
Tá an scannán seo suite cois na farraige i gceantar sceirdiúil Chorca Dhuibhne ar Leathinis an Daingin. Tá cairdeas na mban, cairdeas teaghlaigh agus dílseacht mar théamaí, nuair a chítear bean óg ag filleadh ar an mbaile le lámh chúnta a thabhairt dá hathair le linn an tsamhraidh. Feictear í ag glacadh páirte i rásaí naomhóga ar fhoireann bhan.
Director: Declan Recks
Screenwriter: Eugene O’Brien
Producer: Clíona Ní Bhuachalla
Cast: Kelly Gough, Lorcan Cranitch, Kate Nic Chonaonaigh, Kate Finegan, Rachel Feeney, Cillian O'Gairbhi, David Coffey Weakley, Paul Egan, Liam Heffernan, Sam Ireland, James Mogan, Muireann Ní Raghallaigh, Don Wycherley
Ireland, 2022, color, 96 min.
Best Cinematography in Irish Film Award - Galway Fleadh 2023
"This ensemble cast has such excellent chemistry that brings so much life to the film. Each performance is amazing but it must be noted that Lorcan Cranitch’s performance as the tough and hardworking Brendan ‘The Bear’ O’Briaon is stunning. He completely captivates every scene he is in and brings incredible depth to his character, making the audience feel for this man who could’ve so easily fallen into the tropes of the 'old Irish Da.'
Kate Nic Chonaonaigh, Kate Finegan and Rachel Feeney, who play Jude, Aisling and Naomi respectively, are wonderful as Aoife’s rowing mates. These characters go beyond comic relief or merely supporting cast, they are fully fledged out complicated women with pasts and backgrounds which inform and effect their opinions and beliefs, something which so many films fail to achieve for its women." --Film Ireland Magazine, October 2023
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Declan Recks has directed some of the top rated shows on Irish Television including the critically acclaimed "Pure Mule" (RTE) winner of 5 IFTA's including Best Director; Best Drama IFTA winner "The Running Mate" (TG4), and "Scúp" (TG4/BBC) Nominated best Irish Language IFTA. The Irish Times wrote "Pure Mule" had "spectacularly raised the bar for Irish television drama" while "The Running Mate" was described as "Truly marvelous...A political drama with balls." His debut feature film, "Eden," was the closing film at the 2008 Jameson Dublin International Film Festival and premiered in competition at the Tribeca Film Festival winning Eileen Walsh the Best Actress Award for her role. The New York Times described it as "Exquisitely tuned to the terrors of approaching middle age" and was a New York Times "critics pick."