Impressionable Irish teen Goretti Friel begins a romance with an older boy named Ciarán. In love but naïve about such practical concerns as birth control, devoutly Roman Catholic Goretti ends up with an unwanted pregnancy. When Ciarán is jailed by the British army, and shows little desire from prison to uphold his parental responsibilities, the pressures of unanticipated motherhood begin to unravel the 15-year-old teen’s emotional stability.
Director: Margo Harkin.
Writers: Stephanie English, Margo Harkin.
Stars: Emer McCourt, Michael Liebmann, Cathy Casey, Julie Marie Reynolds, Sinéad O’Connor, Rosina Brown, Seamus Ball, Marie Jones, Alan Howley, David Coyle, Brenda Winter, Seán Doherty, Brendan Mac Gabhann, Irene Bates.
1990 Locarno International Film Festival – Nominated for the Golden Leopard.