MY NAME IS EMILY

Dir. Simon Fitzmaurice

2014 | 94 min | Ireland | English | Drama

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Synopsis

Emily has been living in a foster home ever since her father was institutionalized after her mother’s death. Still, she keeps in touch with him through the birthday cards he sends her every year. As Emily starts at a new school, she catches the attention of her shy classmate Arden. When her father doesn’t send a birthday card on her 16th birthday, Emily decides to take matters into her own hands. Enlisting Arden’s help, she runs away, and the pair set out on a road trip to break her father out of the psych ward. As their journey progresses, Emily and Arden must depend on each other as theylearn about life, love, loss, and letting go.

  • Thanks to beautifully warm performances, [the film] might just charm you into submission.
    New York Times
  • Evanna Lynch shines in this whimsical raod trip film.
    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Life-affirming and truly extraordinary.
    Film Ireland
  • A teen road movie that's well worth the mileage.
    The Irish Times

Awards

Discovery Award - Dublin International Film Festival

Best Cinematography in an Irish Feature - Galway Film Fleadh

Bingham Ray New Talent Award - Galway Film Fleadh

Jury Prize - Victoria TX Indie Film Fest

Achievement Award - Newport Beach Film Festival


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