To finally stand on her own two feet, a young woman breaks off contact with her parents and fights alone to keep her self-sustaining farm. As winter sets in and the calving of her pregnant cow draws ever closer, loneliness and a longing for security and family grow. A story about cutting the umbilical cord.
In a family of sheep rustlers, a 15-year-old boy must go up against his domineering father in order to help his younger brother keep the baby lamb left orphaned by their latest slaughter.
Set against the backdrop of a working farm in rural Northern Ireland, 'An Irish Goodbye' is a black comedy following the reunion of estranged brothers Turlough (Seamus O’Hara) and Lorcan (James Martin) following the untimely death of their mother (Michelle Fairley).
Under the watchful eye of odd-ball parish priest Father O’Shea (Paddy Jenkins), the brothers’ pained reunion is worsened by the fact Turlough must now make new care arrangements for Lorcan, who has Down Syndrome. But when the brothers discover an unfulfilled bucket list belonging to their late mother, Lorcan senses an opportunity: he’ll only agree to leave the farm once he and Turlough have themselves completed every single wish on their mother’s list…all one-hundred of them.
Heart Valley follows a day in the life of Welsh shepherd Wilf Davies. After a chance article on him in The Guardian newspaper in 2021, Wilf’s perspective on life struck a chord with millions in the height of lockdown. He has never left his valley, eats the same meal every day and works his farm alone, where his family of over one hundred black-spotted sheep rely on him. And yet, he wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. Although faced with a rapidly changing farming community, Wilf’s inquisitive attitude and connection to nature provoke big questions about what it is we should truly value.