Hush-A-Bye Baby (1990)

  • Drama
  • 1h 20m

Goretti, Majella, Sinead and Dinky are happy go lucky 15 year old school friends living in the catholic ghettos of the Bogside and Creggan estates in Derry, Northern Ireland in 1984. When Goretti meets Ciaran at an Irish language class a romance begins. But the local political climate is dominated by the `Supergrass’ (informer) trials and when Ciaran is suddenly arrested Goretti discovers that her troubles have just started.

The film explores Irish attitudes to sexuality at a time when religion was an important foundation of social behaviour in Ireland. Lead actress Emer McCourt won several international awards for her performance as Goretti. The film features the acting debut of the young Sinéad O’Connor who also wrote the musical score.

Cast

Emer McCourt, Michael Liebmann, Cathy Casey, Julie Marie Reynolds, Sinead O'Connor

Director

Margo Harkin

Writer

Margo Harkin

Writer

Stephanie English

Producer

Tom Collins

Director of Photography

Breffini Byrne

Composer

Sinead O'Connor

Language(s)

English