From Academy Award nominated director Jim Sheridan (In The Name of the Father), comes the big screen adaptation of Sebastian Barry's acclaimed 2008 novel about one woman's mysterious story, long hidden by time and trauma.
Lady Rose (Vanessa Redgrave) is an elderly woman who has lived in a hospital 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 (played by Rooney Mara) of courage, whose only crime was to fall in love. Set against a backdrop of troubled times locally, and chaos internationally, we learn of her ultimate triumph.
- Official Selection - Toronto International Film Festival 2016