State TheatreFri, Aug 1, 2014 6:00 PM
Sponsored by:
Steve & Sarah Trippe Family
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Film Info
Section:Centerpiece Screening
Release Year:2014
Runtime:100 min.
Type of Film:Feature Narrative
Production Country:Ireland
Original Language:English
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Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Brendan Gleeson
Chris O'Dowd
Kelly Reilly
Aidan Gillen
Dylan Moran
Isaach De Bankolé
Director:John Michael McDonagh
Produced by:Chris Clark
Flora Fernandez-Marengo
James Flynn
Screenwriter:John Michael McDonagh
Cinematography:Larry Smith
Editing By:Chris Gill
Music By:Patrick Cassidy
From the darkness of the church confessional, an anonymous voice reveals the torment he suffered in his youth at the hands of a serially abusive priest. He promises Father Lavelle (Brendan Gleeson) that the Father will be martyred just up the beach the following Sunday to pay for his tormentor’s sins. So begins director John Michael McDonagh’s follow up to “The Guard” (TCFF ‘11), a mordantly comic who’s-gonna-do-it set in a seaside Irish village. The tough-minded, erudite priest has a week to settle his affairs, or change the murderer’s mind. Father Lavelle believes he knows which of his combative black sheep threatened him, even if we do not: is it the supercilious squire, the sad-sack butcher, the baleful publican? Filled with sparkling wit, a deep love of language, a sharp sense of place, and rapid-fire repartee, “Calvary” is a must-see for serious film lovers.