In Loco Parentis Reviews

March 23, 2018
From shooting in the dormitories at night to recording in the homes of teachers, filmmaker Neasa N Chianin and her partner and co-director, David Rane, have really managed to get an all-access pass to the school.
March 9, 2017
Childhood is a mystery we endlessly come back to and a place the Leydens have never fully left; N Chianin gives the viewer an intimate view of it in this unusual little story.
Top Critic
March 9, 2017
Neasa N Chianin's gentle but keen-eyed documentary celebrates contemporary, constructive methods of elementary education, while also taking cozy comfort in the more longstanding aspects of the institution.
March 9, 2017
Ni Chianain and co-director David Rane make no attempts to reinvent the documentary wheel here, crafting a solid showcase for the charming idiosyncracies of their well-chosen, well-matched protagonists.
March 3, 2017
It is, however, a very endearing portrait of John and Amanda Leyden, the chain-smoking, wise-cracking educators who run Headfort, and whose proximity to retirement age lends the project a certain wistfulness.
January 25, 2017
A gentle and often whimsical look at the art of raising children at Ireland's only primary boarding school
January 25, 2017
Finds a finite poetry in the raw nature of education itself.
January 22, 2017
Succeeds as a joyous, humane look at the role that school, education and teachers have in the lives of such malleable minds.
January 21, 2017
It's a real joy to watch and invest in these characters. I'd love to return for another term.