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26th International Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

9 – 16 OCT 2021

My Name is Emily


Original title: My Name is Emily
German title: Das bin ich, Emily
Trailer
94 min
Youth Film
2016
2015
Ireland
from 14 years
2016 | Chemnitz Festival Premiere
Direction: Simon Fitzmaurice
Script: Simon Fitzmaurice
Cast: Evanna Lynch, George Webster

SCHLINGEL Year

2016 | Youth Film


Additional Information
Camera
Seamus Deasy
Cut
Emer Reynolds
Music
Stephen Mckeon
Production
Newgrange Pictures

After the unexpected death of her mother, Emily’s father Robert, a bestselling author, suffers a nervous breakdown and is admitted to a psychiatric hospital. Emily is sent to a foster family in Dublin. For a long time she hopes that her father can be discharged from hospital one day and they can live together again. Emily used to have an intimate relationship to him during the years without her mother. She believes Robert has taught her all the important things in life. Shortly before her 16th birthday Emily goes to a new school. From the very beginning, she feels like an outsider in the class, only shy Arden cares about her. He is the only person she can confide in when her father is showing no sign of life, not even the usual birthday letter. She therefore asks Arden to run away with her heading for Northern Ireland to get Robert out of the clinic there. Assisted by Arden’s grandmother and in his grandfather’s old car, the two youngsters hurl themselves into an adventurous journey that teaches them a lot about life, death and letting go.