Wildfire ★★★

Just Because You Can't See It, Doesn’t Mean It's Not Real.
Set in a post-Brexit Ireland, Wildfire looks at the troubled relationship between two disconnected sisters when one of them returns after a year's absence.
A family drama which plays as an unexpected metaphor of the divide of North and South Ireland, Nora-Jane Noone and Nika McGuigan give haunting performances as the two central sisters as they repair their relationship which focuses around the repressed trauma of losing their mother.
As their sisterly bond grows stronger, their contrasting personalities begin to merge which begins to cause conflict in their personal lives resulting in a surprisingly chaotic and confusing final act.
With focuses on political divides, family and mental health, Wildfire is well-meaning but misses the mark on a few of its central themes.

LFF: Film 17
London Film Festival 2020: Ranked.

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