Stella Days

June 21st, 2012








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Stella Days

Plot
A small town cinema in rural Ireland becomes the setting for a dramatic struggle between faith and passion, Rome and Hollywood and a man and his conscience.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 4.0/10 (77 voted)

Director: Thaddeus O'Sullivan

Stars: Martin Sheen, Stephen Rea, Trystan Gravelle

Storyline
A small town cinema in rural Ireland becomes the setting for a dramatic struggle between faith and passion, Rome and Hollywood and a man and his conscience.

Writers: Antoine O. Flatharta, Michael Doorley

Cast:
Alan Curran - The Verger
Gail Fitzpatrick - Sally
Trystan Gravelle - Tim
David Herlihy - Emmet Quinn
Tom Hickey - Bishop Hegerty
Amy Huberman - Elaine
Ruth McCabe - Miss Courtney
Joey O'Sullivan - Joey
Marcella Plunkett - Molly
Stephen Rea - Brendan
Martin Sheen - Fr. Daniel Barry
John Shevlin - Priest
Joseph o Sullivan - Joey phelan

Release Date: 22 June 2012

Filming Locations: Fethard, County Tipperary, Ireland

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Romola Garai was attached for so long to Stella Days, but when the filming could finally go ahead, she had to drop out due to schedule conflicts with other projects.



User Review

A quiet journey

Rating: 8/10

In short this is not the fastest movie in the world, but it is not supposed to be. It is a very Irish film dealing with very Irish issues of the time. Knowing what we do now of the times then there is always a potentially dark side to this movie. but thanks to O'Sulllivan this never happens. Sheehan plays a priest placed in a rural Irish Parish after years in Rome and the US. Hoping to return to Rome his dreams are dashed when the local Bishop (Tom Hickey) tells him he is staying in the town and is charged with building a new church.

Not being the best fund raiser in the world he gets nowhere until the new teacher, fresh from the big city (Dublin) gives him the idea.What follows is a very understated master class in the study of belonging, faith (in yourself, dreams and Him), loneliness and finding your place in life. The humour is calm, Stephen Rea plays his usual quiet dark self, here he plays the part of the local politician he is how conservative he makes the Bishop look radical.

This is not the fastest movie in the world, but it brings you along with it. The performances wheel you in Martin Sheehan is every bit as great as ever, whether it is a young captain, the President of the United States or the local parish priest.

This is a feel good story, told well. If you liked The Playboys (Gillies McKinnon, 1992) or Cinema Paridiso (Giuseppe Tornatore, 1988) then you will like this one.




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