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IFI From the Vaults : Nora

  • Irish Film Institute 6 Eustace Street Dublin, County Dublin, D02 PD85 Ireland (map)

Renowned Irish film director Pat Murphy reclaims a significant Irish woman from obscurity as she tells the tale of Nora (Susan Lynch), a spirited young house-maid from Galway, and her relationship with raffish young writer, James Joyce (Ewan MacGregor). The story unfolds through breathtaking cinematic tableaux following the couple from Dublin to Trieste, Italy where their passionate and tempestuous life together continues. Joyce is tormented by the fear that his work will never be published and increasingly obsessed with suspicions of Nora's infidelity but the couple's relationship is bonded by a deep, sexual love and by Nora's practical wisdom and common sense.

Directed by Pat Murphy

Released 2000

35mm/ Colour / 106 mins