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On the Belgium - France border, in May 1940, during the British retreat to Dunkirk, young, inexperienced Private Barnes and injured Sergeant Thompson take cover in a church cellar. Trapped behind enemy lines, they must survive without any resources.

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My intention when I began to write Delicacy was to make a five minute, two hander, set in one location. During script development the idea grew and I knew directing Delicacy would be a challenge I wasn't ready for. Wanting to do it justice I put it on the back burnere while I gained some experience. From initial concept to distribution the project has been with me on and off for around three years. It's a project I have immense passion for and a story I was, and still am, excited by. The film is my graduate piece, an ambitious project that grew far beyond my original intentions and expectations. I'm extremely proud of what we have all achieved. The process has been a very challenging and also very rewarding one.

Helen Curran
June 2014



Copyright © 2014 Helen Curran

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