Starry Night


Director: Emma Smith Country: Ireland Genre: Young Talent, Drama Runtime: 14m Block M Screening: Close Up Cinema 24.08 Time: 12-1.30pm

Teenager CARA has just received a dream opportunity to study fashion in London – but there’s a hitch: her mother passed away a year ago, her dad is a drunk, and Cara is now the sole carer for her three younger sisters. JEANIE, Cara’s best friend, pushes her to put herself first and escape a lifetime in the flats. Cara desperately searches for somebody, anybody, to take in the kids – from her pompous aunt SHERYL, to junkie DAVIE, anyone will do. But in the end, can Cara bring herself to sacrifice her sisters, for her own dreams? Or will she instead sacrifice herself, for theirs?

Director Biography

Emma Smith is a director and recent graduate from IADT, Dublin. Her drama aims to transport audiences to the worlds of young, sole searching characters. Emma is keen to continue exploring the under-developed female gaze.