Lance Daly – Kisses (2008)


From Quiet Earth:
Time for a slice of Irish life that the tourist posters won’t show you. Lance Daly’s powerful new feature is a beautifully shot account of two 11 year old runaways on the unforgiving streets of Dublin. Amazing performances by child actors Kelly O’Neill (Kylie) and Shane Curry (Dylan), the film features a strong folksy soundtrack, and is reminiscent of Ken Loach’s work in a film like Kes. When Kisses won best feature film at the Galway Film Festival this year, Focus Features acquired the rights, and with any luck it will pick up the same buzz that Once did and get into more cinemas. Continue reading