Director: John Michael McDonagh
Writer(s): John Michael McDonagh
Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly and Aidan Gillen
Father James (Brendan Gleeson) is a good priest who is faced with sinister and troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Although he continues to comfort his own fragile daughter (Kelly Reilly) and reach out to help members of his church with their various scurrilous moral – and often comic – problems, he feels sinister and troubling forces closing in, and begins to wonder if he will have the courage to face his own personal Calvary.
“Brendan Gleeson gives a performance of monumental soul in John Michael McDonagh’s masterful follow-up to ‘The Guard.'” – Justin Chang, Variety
“Calvary offers a fascinating look at contemporary attitudes toward the priesthood and Catholicism, as well as an impeccable lead performance by Brendan Gleeson and darkly sharp wit.” – Claudia Pulg ,USA Today