Part of our “New U.S. Indies and World Cinema” program.

Director: Lance Daly
Country: Ireland (2008)
Language: English
Running Time: 72 minutes
Screening: Saturday, March 28, 2009, 5:00 p.m.

On the fringes of Dublin, two kids, Kylie and Dylan, live in a suburban housing estate lacking life, color and the prospect of escape. Fleeing their grim and abusive homes, the two make their way to Dublin in search of Dylan’s elder brother, who had run away from home two years earlier, and the possibility of a new life.

Lance Daly’s vision of Dublin, as seen through the eyes of young Kylie and Dylan, is a kaleidoscope of magic, wonder and mystery. As the night turns dark and more sinister, the two kids must rely on each other to survive the night.

Kisses was an official selection at the 2008 Toronto, Locarno, Telluride and London film festivals, and the 2009 Palm Springs International Film Festival. It was the winner of the Best Feature Award at the 2008 Galway Film Festival.

See a preview of Kisses.