Dancing At Lughnasa
In the summer of 1936 the five Mundy sisters encounter problems which threaten to tear them apart forever. The opening of a new knitting factory destroys the livelihoods of Agnes (Brid Brennan) and Rose (Sophie Thompson); travelling salesman Gerry (Rhys Ifans), the father of Christina's (Catherine McCormack) son, announces that he is off to fight the fascists in Spain; and brother Jack (Michael Gambon), a missionary priest who has been away in Africa, returns home a broken, senile man. As the festival of Lughnasa approaches, the tensions between the sisters come to a head. Also stars Meryl Streep and Kathy Burke.
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It is the summer of 1936 and Europe is on the verge of terrible change. But far removed from the frightening violence the Mundy family are sheltered in their close-knit home in Ballybeg, Donegal. Michael, the illegitimate sone of the youngest sister, feels the joy and security of his family.
But when his father comes home, the cracks begin to show. Secrets and sorrows break through the happiness and represses passion is unleased. Lingering below the surface lie concelaed anxities which will tear the world appart and bring the Eden of Ballybeg forever.
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