Pavee Lackeen: The Traveller Girl
Pavee Lackeen: The Traveller Girl (2005)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 15, 2005
DVD Release Date: August 11, 2009
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Anton Bitel

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

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

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

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Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

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

Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

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.

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Matthew Turner

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.

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Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

Couldn't get into this one.