Directed by Brendan Muldowney. Starring Tom Holland, Jon Bernthal, Richard Armitage, Stanley Weber
A relic is transported from a remote monastery in medieval Ireland. Muldowney’s Herzogian quest movie, from a lean script by Jamie Hannigan, exploits the nation’s ancient discontents to satisfying effect as it drags a party of zealots, tyrants and opportunists across the damp interior.
There’s something of Nicolas Winding Refn’s unvalued Valhalla
Rising to Pilgrimage, but the film is busier, noisier and less oblique. Enjoy with a glass of mead and some scrofula. Club, IFI/Light House, Dublin, 96 min