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Pavee Lackeen: The Traveller Girl (2005)

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Pavee Lackeen tells the story of Winnie, a ten year old Irish Traveller girl, who lives with her mother and siblings in a dilapidated trailer on the side of the road in a desolate industrialised area of Dublin. The film follows Winnie through several weeks of her life as she struggles with her identity as a young Traveller girl in contemporary Ireland.

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Critic Reviews for Pavee Lackeen: The Traveller Girl

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Here gritty realism meets a more poetic symbolism to expose Winnie's marginalised status without ever resorting to sentiment, preaching or indeed cliché.

June 15, 2007 | Full Review…

More documentary than drama even as lyric images whisper past . . . slowly burns itself into the memory.

March 1, 2007
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Ogden gets impressive performances from his cast, particularly from Winnie, whose sad-eyed little face will stay with you long after you leave the cinema.

April 8, 2006 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
ViewLondon

A harrowing film portrait of a ten-year old Irish Traveller whose life is constricted by poverty and prejudice.

March 29, 2006 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Spirituality and Practice

It's the complete opposite of Bresson's Mouchette and the Dardennes' Rosetta: a not-so-dense or musky fog that's easily parted and forgotten.

March 13, 2006 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Slant Magazine

Couldn't get into this one.

September 24, 2005
Planet Sick-Boy

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