From director Lance Daly (Last Days in Dublin, The Halo Effect) comes the story of two young runaways living in the fringes of Dublin who discover both beauty and danger in the big city. Kylie lives with 5 siblings and an overworked mother. Next door, Dylan is growing up with an abusive father and the memory of his runaway brother. One day, after a violent altercation with his father, Dylan and Kylie flee. Together they make their way to the magical lights of downtown Dublin to search for Dylan's brother and the hope of a new life. Dublin, as shown through the innocent eyes of our young protagonists, is a kaleidoscope of magic, wonder and mystery. But as the night wears on, Dublin takes on a darker character and the two children learn that they have to rely on the kindness of strangers and the sagely wisdom of Bob Dylan to persevere. Featuring two incredible breakthrough performances by Shane Curry and Kelly O'Neill, Kisses is a tale of two children who test the limits of what life can become and in the process learn what they can do for each other.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
Kisses regards the world through fearful, foolhardy preadolescent eyes.Stephen Holden, New York Times, 07.16.2010
A superior lyrical ragamuffin Irish drama about neighbor kids in a dingy outpost of Dublin who run away from their crummy home situations at Christmas and spend a picaresque night on city streets.Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, 07.14.2010
Only 75 minutes long and made in Ireland for what had to be a micro budget, this sweet, savvy and heartfelt film will impact you more and stay around longer than many more elephantine productions.Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, 07.15.2010
What the writer and director, Lance Daly, means as some kind of transporting urban adventure for them is a disenchanting slog for us.Wesley Morris, Boston Globe, 08.05.2010