CALVARY is the new film from acclaimed writer/director John Michael McDonagh (The Guard), and stars Brendan Gleeson (The Guard, Harry Potter), Chris O’Dowd (Moone Boy, Bridesmaids), Kelly Reilly (Sherlock Holmes, Flight), Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones, The Wire), Dylan Moran (Run Fat Boy Run, Shaun of the Dead), Marie-Josée Croze (The Diving Bell and The Butterfly, Maelstrom) and Isaach De Bankolé (The Diving Bell and The Butterfly, Machetero). CALVARY also features a host of other well known Irish actors including Domhnall Gleeson (Anna Karenina, Shadow Dancer), Pat Shortt and David Wilmot.
Calvary’s Father James is the flipside to The Guard’s Sergeant Gerry Boyle. A good man intent on making the world a better place, he is continually shocked and saddened by the spiteful and confrontational inhabitants of his small country town. After being threatened during confession, he must battle the dark forces closing in around him.
Celebrated Irish composer Patrick Cassidy — renowned for his acclaimed works based on Irish mythology — has here created a powerfully emotional and spiritual score, certain to be one of the most talked-about of the year.