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This is My Father

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Original title
This is My Father
Year
Running time
120 min.
Country
Ireland Ireland
Director
Screenwriter
Paul Quinn
Music
Donal Lunny
Cinematography
Declan Quinn
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Ireland-Canada; Father Productions / Filmline International / Hummingbird Communications Ltd.
Genre
Drama
Synopsis / Plot
Widowed Kieran Johnson is a lonely, middle-aged, Chicago-based high school history teacher who feels disconnected to his life. He decides to take a trip to his mother's small old hometown of Kilronan, County Galway, Ireland after he discovers an old photograph of her, she who now cannot speak due to a stroke, with a man he has never seen. He suspects this man may be his biological father. On the urging of his sister, Kieran takes his teen-aged nephew Jack on the trip. In Kilronan, Mrs. Kearney, the innkeeper's mother and a bit of a gypsy woman who has lived in the area for the better part of her life, tells Kieran and Jack about life in the town in 1939 when a high-spirited Fiona Flynn, Kieran's mother, started seeing a peat farmer named Kieran O'Day. Kieran O'Day grew up a "poorhouse bastard", and as such he was always shy and considered an outsider amongst the townsfolk. Because of his standing in the community and the differences in their ages (she being only seventeen, he in his ... Written by Huggo
Awards
1999: National Board of Review: Special Recognition
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