All Good Children
Ireland, Great Britain, Belgium, France201181 MinEnglish, French
Subtitles: DE, EN, ES, FR, HU, IT, PL, PT, RO, UA
- The Guardian -
(...) a disquieting tale of obsession and violence in the French countryside
All Good Children
After the death of their mother, Dara and his brother move from Ireland to rural France. There, the boys befriend a local English family and the vulnerable Dara falls under the spell of Bella, their young daughter. Life seems magical, until she begins to pull away from him…
- Quinzaine des réalisateurs 2010
- Starring: Jack Gleeson, Imogen Jones, David Brazil, Austin Moulton, David Wilmot, Kate Duchêne, Lara Persain
- Production: Element Pictures, Caveman Films, Artémis Productions
- Olivier Père, Director of ARTE France Cinéma -
ALL GOOD CHILDREN takes us to a dreamlike dive into the harsh world of childhood. The film creates a bewitching atmosphere and describes the troubled relationship between two boys and a girl, marked by grief and jealousy. The promising but short-lived debut of Irish director Alicia Duffy.
Alicia Duffy holds a degree in directing from the England National Film and Television School. Her two short films, directed during her studies, NUMB (2000) and CROW STONE (2001), have been presented at many international festivals. In 2002, her short film THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MAN IN THE WORLD was selected for the Cannes Film Festival. ALL GOOD CHILDREN is her first feature film, which was selected for the Directors' Fortnight at Cannes 2010.
The feelings you have at 11, 12 or 13 are extremely powerful. I wanted to make a kind of film about externalizing that internal turmoil and how exquisitely beautiful it can be and then just horrifically painful.