CALVARY ( MA15)
THIS gripping drama is not so much a whodunnit as a whosaidit. Brendan Gleeson plays Father James, a village priest on the Irish west coast who hears the chilling confession of a local parishioner. The unseen speaker declares he will kill the man of the cloth in exactly seven days’ time. If that’s not enough of a knockout premise: Father James appears to know the identity of his future assassin. There is only a handful of adult men who live in the village. We will be meeting them all in the coming week. While Calvary could be regarded as a comedy at times, the sense that time is running out – and Father James will not be running away – keeps the tension levels rising to unbearable heights.
Now showing State Cinema