Say a Little Prayer

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Less audacious than Lowenstein's underrated Dogs in Space, this at first seems a rather tame tale of meeting-cute between a bored kid in his early teens - staying with a strict guardian for the summer holidays - and a spacy girl of around 20 who lives nearby. Gradually, however, it becomes noticeably tougher, as it fills in the reasons - without sermonising - for the girl's damaged innocence. But what finally impresses is the fluid elegance of the camera movements, the top-notch design, and the director's light touch with the boy's fantasy life, which even runs to a delicious interlude incorporating the Aretha Franklin classic of the title. Most engaging.

Release details

Duration: 97 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Richard Lowenstein
Screenwriter: Richard Lowenstein
Cast: Sudi de Winter
Fiona Ruttelle
Lynn Murphy
Micky Camilleri
Rebecca Smart
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