We decided to go and see Calvary on our “date night”. To be honest, the only reason we went to see it, was because “nothing else much was on, that we could agree on”. Well, that is always a good reason for seeing a new film, isn’t it??? Some of the best films I have seen, have come from this sort approach – you go in, with no or little expectations and you are wowed or impressed. Calvary was one such film. We went in, we watched, we loved it!
We. Loved – is a funny sort of word, as it is a slow moving film, that it is also quite depressing. But the story line was good and the acting superb.
Synopsis: our protagonist is a good natured and kind catholic priest in Ireland. The film begins with a confessional in which one of his parishoners threatens to kill him the following Sunday. The story unfolds, as the viewer gets to meet the parishoners a little more, wondering who it was that made the threat and whether the threat will really be fulfilled. In the week that follows, the priest is forced to face the darkness around him.
Beautifully film. Superb performance. The sort of film you want to see at the cinema (more so than at home on TV).
- Director: John Michael McDonagh
- Writer: John Michael McDonagh (screenplay)
- Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Kelly Reilly
Watch the preview: