The Secret Scripture

The Secret Scripture - Irish Film Festa

Ireland, 2016
Screening in collaboration with Lucky Red

Director: Jim Sheridan; screenplay: Johnny Ferguson, Jim Sheridan from the book by Sebastian Barry; cinematography: Mikahil Krichman; editing: Dermot Diskin; music: Brian Byrne; production design: Derek Wallace; costumes: Joan Bergin; casting: Frank Moiselle, Nuala Moiselle; producers: Noel Pearson, Jim Sheridan, Rob Quigley; production companies: Ingenious Senior Film Fund, Voltage Picture, Ferndale Films; Italian distribution: Lucky Red; Irish location: Dublino, Wicklow; running time: 108’

Cast: Vanessa Redgrave, Rooney Mara, Eric Bana, Jack Reynor, Theo James, Susan Lynch, Aidan Turner, Adrian Dunbar, Aisling O’Sullivan, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Pauline McLynn, Brian Fortune, Shimmy Marcus



Lady Rose is an elderly woman who has lived in a hospital for 40 years. Despite the bleak surroundings there is a light in her eyes that cannot be extinguished. Dr. Grene is drawn to her, compelled to discover her past and gain her freedom. Through her scripture we reveal a life of extraordinary love, a great injustice, and a remarkable young woman of courage whose only crime was to fall in love yet she survives the system’s brutal violations.