A glimpse of a bygone era, set in 1950's rural Ireland
I took my Mum to see this film, never imagining I would enjoy it as much as I did.
Martin Sheen is commendable as the world weary Fr. Daniel Barry - a man living with the legacy of a vocation thrust upon him as a young boy by ambitious parents. The film offers a snapshot of life in claustrophobic, rural 1950's Ireland, with overlaying themes of longing, control and unfulfilled desires - set against the backdrop of an oppressive status quo.
Recommended - but don't expect to emerge from the cinema bellowing with laughter.
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