Based on the best selling autobiography by an Irish-expat, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty of the slums in pre-war Limerick. Very sad but essential viewing.
The Catholic Church and the Irish courts decide to put a widowed man's children into terribly harsh Church-run orphanages. Now he must battle the courts to get his children back and in doing so change history.
An adaptation of perhaps one of the greatest pieces of English-language literature by James Joyce; a love letter to the land of his ancestors and the country where his children grew up. The film is set at Christmas dinner in the house of two spinster musician sisters and their niece in turn-of-the-century Ireland, attended by friends and family. The all-Irish cast and careful period detail give the piece richness and gravity.