RYAN’S DAUGHTER

David Lean

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David Lean’s sumptuous Academy-Award-nominated film presents a tale of passion and small-town intrigue against a backdrop of the 1916 Rising in faraway Dublin. In the village of Kirrary, Co. Kerry, newly-wed Rosy (Sarah Miles) is dissatisfied with her marriage to mild-mannered schoolteacher Charles Shaughnessy (Robert Mitchum) and embarks on an affair with shell-shocked British soldier (Christopher Jones). When plans to land a shipment of German guns on a local beach fail, Rosy and her British lover fall under suspicion and tragedy ensues.

Offering a distinctly British perspective on Irish history, Lean’s epic should provoke interesting discussion about the veracity of its representations.

Screening as part of the IFI’s 1916 Appraising the Uprising commemorative season.

206 mins, UK, 1970

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