Dancing at Lughnasa

Dancing at Lughnasa The summer of 1936, when the action of Dancing at Lughnasa takes place, is beautiful, but Europe is on the verge of terrible change.

Through that glorious summer, at the very edge of Europe, in Ballyberg, Donegal, the Mundy family shelter in their small home - five sisters, one brother and Michael, the love child of Christina, the youngest sister.

The film is seen through the eyes of the boy. He feels the joy and security of his close-knit clan, but its secrets and sorrows begin to break through. They will tear this world apart.

The arrival of Michael's father, a Welshman, Gerry Evans, on his way to fight for Franco in Spain, unleashes repressed passion. The Eden of Ballybeg is changed forever. They meet their fate bravely. The memory of that summer haunts Michael forever, memories of love and loss, of women dancing, dancing as if their lives depend on the dance -- and they do.

all All Ages
92 minutes

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CastMeryl Streep, Michael Gambon, Catherine McCormack, Kathy Burke, Brid Brennan, Sophie Thompson, Rhys Ifans
DirectorPat O'Connor
Formats VHS
SA DistributorSter-Kinekor Home Video

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