With strong scenes and language, the films of London-born John Michael McDonagh offer a very distinct view of Ireland. Where previously The Guard relied on humour and pastiche, this film looks to the Catholic Church, and the impact of its difficulties on faith, particularly that of Father James. In a towering performance by Brendan Gleeson, the priest’s life takes a turn following a confessional revelation. Not for the faint-hearted, Calvary prompts both character and viewer to contemplate “What land and country is this?”
Tickets: €3.85 per person including regular tea/coffee
This film is screening as part of Wild Strawberries & Bealtaine 2015 – see the full programme here!