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“The Secret Scripture” had its world premiere at the 2016 Toronto Film Festival. Now, the film adaptation of Sebastian Barry’s 2008 bestselling novel of the same name is ready for its big screen release this May. The film comes from beloved Irish director Jim Sheridan, who has six Oscar nominations to his name, for films like “My Left Foot” (1989), “In The Name Of The Father” (1993) and “In America” (2002).
The film follows the story of Roseanne McNulty (Vanessa Redgrave), an elderly woman who has spent 50 years in a mental institution in Ireland. The film takes viewers into Roseanne’s past. As a young woman (played by Rooney Mara), Roseanne was involved in a love triangle between a fighter pilot (Jack Reynor) and a priest (Theo James) that had devastating consequences for all three of them. »
- Yoselin Acevedo
Guadalajara, Mexico — In a show of strength, laced with good humor, Salma Hayek, Irish director Jim Sheridan (“In the Name of the Father”) and Mexican authorities backing the Guadalajara Festival united over its first two days to condemn what they see as the intolerance of U.S. president Donald Trump.
The Guadalajara Festival, Mexico’s biggest film festival, comes just three weeks after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security detailed steps to accelerate the deportation of paperless aliens, hire 10,000 immigration agents. It has also issued a pre-solicitation notice for contractors to build a U.S-Mexico border wall.
So some kind of reference to Trump at Friday’s opening night ceremony was expected. Multiple movies at Guadalajara tackle exclusion, whether via racism (“Bad Influence,”), hickdom (“The Distinguished Citizen”), misogyny (“Los Crimenes del Mar del Norte,” “The Animal’s Wife”) or language (“I Dream in Another Language,” “Future Perfect”). One project, »
- John Hopewell
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