Set in Sligo, Ireland, Calvary is a blackly comic drama about a good priest tormented by various members of his community.
Written and directed by John Michael McDonagh. Starring 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) the film also features a host of other well know Irish actors including Domhnall Gleeson (Anna Karenina, Shadow Dancer), Pat Shortt and David Wilmot.
Calvary’s Priest 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.
Calvary is a Reprisal Films and Octagon Films production, presented by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board and the BFI, in association with Lipsync Productions.
Calvary is due for theatrical release in 2014. Distributed in UK and Ireland by eOne, in Australia and NZ by Transmission and in Germany by Ascot Elite.