Eric Bana to attend Gala premiere of The Secret Scripture at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival

Posted February 9, 2017 by Suzanne Murray in News
The Secret Scripture
The Secret Scripture

Hollywood actor Eric Bana (Munich, Troy) is set to join his co-stars Vanessa Redgrave, Jack Reynor and Susan Lynch and director Jim Sheridan for the Gala Irish premiere of The Secret Scripture during the Audi Dublin International Film Festival next week.  The screening will take place on Saturday 18th February at 19.30 at the Savoy Cinema and tickets are available for purchase on the ADIFF website http://www.diff.ie/festival/film/the-secret-scripture

Featuring a stellar international and Irish cast including Academy Award© nominee Rooney Mara (Carol, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), Academy Award© winner Vanessa Redgrave, Eric Bana (Munich), Theo James (Insurgent) along with Jack Reynor (Glassland), Aidan Turner (The Hobbit) and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (The Infiltrator), The Secret Scripture is the feature film adaptation of Sebastian Barry’s best-selling and award-winning novel.

The Secret Scripture centres around Rose McNulty (Vanessa Redgrave), an elderly woman who has lived in state institutions for over 50 years. Despite her bleak surroundings there is a light in her eyes that cannot be extinguished. Dr. Stephen Grene (Eric Bana) is drawn to her, compelled to discover her past and help gain her freedom.  Through Lady Rose’s ‘scripture’, a life of extraordinary love and great injustice emerges, revealing a remarkable young woman of courage, whose only crime was to fall in love. Set against a backdrop of an emerging Irish state in the 1940’s in which female sexuality and independence unsettled the colluding patriarchies of church and nationalist politics, we learn of her ultimate triumph.

Irish audiences will then get the chance to see the film when it goes on nationwide release on Friday 24th March.

Filmed on location in Dublin, Kilkenny and Sligo, the film was co-written by Johnny Ferguson and Jim Sheridan and was produced by Noel Pearson and Rob Quigley for Ferndale Films with funding from the Irish Film Board, Ingenious Senior Film Fund and Apollo Media.

The Secret Scripture will be released in Ireland by Wildcard Distribution on behalf of Vertigo Releasing.