A reclusive woman's unpublished story about a curse, told to a grieving girl, turns out to be something other than a fairy tale.

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A mythic memory play in the vein of The Wicker Man, Deeply is the story of a traumatized teenager, Claire McKay, who is brought to the Island of her ancestors in the hopes of she will recover from the sudden death of her first love. Claire encounters an eccentric writer, Celia, who tells her the story of another grief-stricken teenager, Silly, and the curse which has haunted the Island since the days of the Vikings. As Celia recounts the story of Silly and her great loss, a story that is yet without an ending, Claire relives her own trauma and undergoes a catharsis which sets her spirit free, healed of the grief and horror. As Celia said, a good story does indeed have the power to heal. But the ending to Celia's story has still to be written... Written by Genevieve Kierans, Publicist

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All of life is salt water ... tears, sweat and the sea


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The film's tagline, "All of life is salt water... tears, sweat, and the sea," is a quote from Dylan Thomas. See more »

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Silly as a teenager has double pierced ears. This is not accurate for the 1950s. It doesn't become popular until the 1980s. See more »

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Marta Griggs: This simple island girl knows a good thing when she sees it: fine family, good-looking boy. There's a future there.
James: Just because she's not like those fools you invite home, caring for nothing but their latest dress and their father's money.
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Beautiful Movie

I was touched by this moving film. Kirsten Dunst gives one of her best performances as a girl struggling to understand the world around her and the hidden secrets of her town. Relative newcomer Trent Ford shows promise in his pivotal role. A must see.


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