Cast & Crew
Centers on Dara and Eoin, two young Irish children ages 11 and 12 who have to go and live at their aunt's house in France following their mother's suicide. Eoin soon tries to run away. Terrified at the idea of being abandoned, Dara seeks comfort from young English neighbor Bella. Between them a friendship forms, turning into a true obsession for Dara. Realizing his feelings are not reciprocated, the boy retreats to the forest. Reality and dream merge and he soon sinks into madness.
Lorna Marie Mugan
Released in United States 2010
Based on the novel "The Republic of Trees" by Sam Taylor and published by Faber and Faber March 17, 2005.
Feature directorial debut for Alicia Duffy.
Released in United States 2010 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (New Directors Competition) October 7-21, 2010.)