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Wildfire

An extraordinary depiction of sisterly bonds and shared trauma.

Image from Wildfire + Q&A with Director Cathy Brady

UK-Ireland 2020
Dir Cathy Brady
With Nika McGuigan, Kate Dickie, Nora-Jane Noone, Martin McCann
85min
Digital
Certificate 15

Kelly (McGuigan) was missing, believed dead... but now she’s back and the whole town is talking. Angry and confused, her sister Lauren (Noone) takes her in but finds herself increasingly torn between family loyalty and damage limitation: Kelly is unpredictable and the spectre of mental illness that dogged their late mother hangs thick in the air. As their bond intensifies, historic resentments resurface, but the legacies of the past are political as well as personal on the Irish border and they soon find themselves on a collision course with everyone around them. Cathy Brady’s debut is both a masterclass in unease and a superbly performed study of sibling relations.

Will Massa, Curator of Contemporary Fiction Film

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All screenings will have Audio Description.

These screenings will be presented with subtitles for the D/deaf or hard of hearing: Saturday 4 September 12:30 NFT3, Tuesday 7 September 14:30 NFT2, Sunday 12 September 12:30 NFT2, Thursday 16 September 18:20 Studio.