“If Hogwarts was an Irish boarding school, this would be it; magical teachers in a ‘Muggle’ world.”

Sarah Ahern – Fantastic Flix Programmer for the Dublin International Film Festival

“In the verdant village of Kells, Ireland there’s an antidote to the dark times we live in-a worn and weathered boarding school with a special magic. “


“Childhood is a mystery we endlessly come back to and a place the Leydens have never fully left; Ní Chianáin gives the viewer an intimate view of it in this unusual little story.”

Screen Daily

“The pantheon of big-screen schoolteachers welcomes two offbeat new members via Neasa Ni Chianain’s delightful crowd-pleaser In loco parentis.”

The Hollywood Reporter