New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series

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May 7, 1999 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.
Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(Irish, 1984, 102 minutes, color, 16 mm)
Directed by Pat O'Connor
Starring Helen Mirren, John Lynch, Donal McCann

This bleak but beautiful love story is set amidst Northern Ireland's Catholic/Protestant conflict. A young Catholic boy falls in love with the widow (played by Helen Mirren) of a policeman, despite his IRA involvement with her husband's murder. Mirren received the Best Actress Award at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival for her role.