The Secret Scripture

Director: Jim Sheridan.
Starring: Rooney Mara, Vanessa Redgrave, Theo James. Ireland 2016. 108 mins.


Director Jim Sheridan (My Left Foot, In The Name Of The Father) delivers a beautifully realised drama based on Sebastian Barry’s novel. It’s the story of Rose (Redgrave), the sole remaining inhabitant of a decrepit psychiatric hospital, who relives the tragic circumstances that sent her there. In the process we meet her younger self (Mara, never better) and a priest (James) complicit in her incarceration. Wonderful performances perfectly interpret Sheridan’s powerful script.

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