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Synopsis

An 18 year old girl called Joy has gone missing. Another girl called Helen is a few weeks away from leaving her care home. Helen is asked to play Joy in a police reconstruction that will retrace her last known movements. Joy had everything. A loving family, a boyfriend, a bright future. Helen, parentless, has lived in institutions all her life and has never been close to anyone. Gradually Helen begins to immerse herself into the role, visiting the people and places that Joy knew; quietly and carefully insinuating her way into the lost girl's life. But is Helen trying to find out what happened to Joy that day, or is she searching for her own identity?

Helen is the debut feature by award-winning short film directors Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor.

Details

Year
2009
Type of film
Features
Running Time
79 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Christine Molloy, Joe Lawlor 1st Feature
Producer
Joe Lawlor
Editor
Christine Molloy
Screenwriter
Christine Molloy, Joe Lawlor
Director of Photography
Ole Birkeland
Sound
Simon Gillman
Music
Dennis McNulty
Principal Cast
Annie Townsend, Sandie Malia, Dennis Jobling, Sonia Saville, Danny Groenland

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