Review: Calvary

By Kereru
29 Jul 14

A film that stays with you

Always a good sign, a film that has a powerful message on several levels. Set in a somewhat forbidding area of Ireland, raw and bleak, it tells the story of a genuinely Christlike man suffering rejection, scoffing and raw hatred, for which he returns nothing but understanding and compassion towards those who mock and threaten him. A priest at that, mirroring the Great High Priest who was crucified for the sins of mankind, hence its title. This is a must-see film for thinking people who appreciate great acting and wonderful cinematography. Engrossing and shocking yes. A comedy, black or otherwise, it is not.