Wed 12 July | 18:00 | Pálás Screen 3

2022 | UK | 87’ | Narrative

Set in Glasgow, Adura Onashile’s debut feature, which premiered at Sundance in 2023, is a story about growing up in a new environment where fear and mistrust prevail.

Grace (Déborah Lukumuena) and her 11-year-old daughter Ama (Le’Shantey Bonsu) are outsiders trying to build a new life in a city where everything feels strange and hostile. Traumatised by what she has endured, Grace just wants to keep her daughter safe from harm, and Ama is taught to be suspicious of everyone. When Ama makes friends with classmate Fiona (Liana Turner), it only adds to Grace’s anxiety that their special bond is under threat.

Presented in association with Chroma International Film Festival and Young Irish Makers.

Irish Premiere

Director/Writer: Adura Onashile
Producers: Ciara Barry, Rosie Crerar
Cast: Déborah Lukumuena, Danny Sapani, Le’Shantey Bonsu, Liana Turner

Principal funder