There is something very dreamlike about this film. Reality is seen through the eyes of Maire whom some call mad. There is a sense of magic and the oral traditions of storytelling surviving from ancient times combined with the more materialistic and venal pre-occupations of people struggling to live in difficult circumstances, but beset with prejudice and fear of someone who stands out as different and odd. It's an unusual film, where the characters are influenced by a combination of paganism, Christianity, and brute ignorance. It's beautifully filmed giving a sense of the power of the landscape on the mind, but inevitably there are tragic consequences.
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