My Name is Emily Director: Simon Fitzmaurice

SIMON FITZMAURICE / 2015 / IRELAND / 100 MINUTES / FILM RATING 14A

Raised by foster parents and terminally at odds with the world around her, sixteen year old Emily (Harry Potter movie alumnus Evanna Lynch) decides to dig to the root of her eccentricity by crashing the psychiatric institution where her writer-father (Michael Smiley) has been living most of her life. She is accompanied on the quest by a similarly oddball fellow traveller (Martin McCann) who accepts her for what she is, and it is a trip that will resonate with anyone who has ever understood that overcoming and embracing one’s own differences is the first step toward living comfortably in the world. Normal is relative and relatives are never normal.

Co-presented with: Embassy of Ireland in Canada and Toronto Irish Film Festival