In the Name of the Father
First screened in January 1994; most recently screened in April 2006
Director: Jim Sheridan. Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite, Emma Thompson, John Lynch, Beatie Edney, Mark Sheppard, Corin Redgrave, Gerard McSorley, Joanna Irvine, Anna Meegan, Aiden Grennell, Anthony Brophy, Frankie McCafferty, Tom Wilkinson. Screenplay: Jim Sheridan and Terry George (based on the book Proved Innocent by Gerry Conlon).
Twitter Capsule: Postlethwaite is haunting, filmmaking energetic but oddly forgettable and a little flat for all its power

Photo © 1993 Universal Pictures
Not yet reviewed in full. B


Academy Award Nominations:
Best Picture
Best Director: Jim Sheridan
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis
Best Supporting Actress: Emma Thompson
Best Supporting Actor: Pete Postlethwaite
Best Adapted Screenplay: Jim Sheridan & Terry George
Best Film Editing: Gerry Hambling

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Actor (Drama): Daniel Day-Lewis
Best Supporting Actress: Emma Thompson
Best Original Song: "(You Made Me the) Thief of Your Heart"

Other Awards:
Berlin Film Festival: Golden Bear (Best Picture)
Boston Society of Film Critics: Best Actor (Day-Lewis)

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