2016 Movies: The Secret Scripture
From six-time Academy Award Nominee Jim Sheridan, director of the Academy-Award Winning In The Name of the Father, comes The Secret Scripture, a drama film about the passionate and tortured life of an Irish woman named Roseanne McNulty, who has spent decades of her life in a mental hospital.
Set in Ireland, in 1942 and 50 years later, the film, based on Sebastian Barry’s 2008 novel of the same name, is also a portrayal of the religious and political upheavals which took place there, affecting people’s lives.
With Rooney Mara in the leading role as young Roseanne and Vanessa Redgrave as old Roseanne, The Secret Scripture stars also Aidan Turner, Theo James, Eric Bana, Susan Lynch, Jack Reynor, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Omar Sharif Jr. and others.
The film has its world premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.