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Calvary

Drama


 

Threatened during confession, a good-natured priest must battle dark forces closing in around him.

Bless us Father if this isn't the most bruising story about transgression and redemption ever filmed. Some of the characters cannot forgive themselves for their situations let alone forgive those who have trespassed against them. "Calvary" is a dark exploration of the human condition and our need for vengeance. This movie is exceptional from the startling opening lines, to the heart rending closing scene. Be warned, while there are moments of gentle humour, it's largely a wounding experience. Days of reckoning.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 3rd July 2014
102 mins