The Secret Scripture (2014)

The Secret Scripture
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime N/A
Genres Drama, Adaptation
Keywords elderly, memory, mental illness
Status Preproduction
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Johnny Ferguson Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Sebastian Barry Source Material (from novel: "The Secret Scripture") 120786 4000002
Noel Pearson Producer n/a 3 3000001
Jim Sheridan Director n/a 2 2000001
Vanessa Redgrave Actor Roseanne McNulty (older) 1 1000002
Jessica Chastain Actor Roseanne McNulty (younger) 1 1000001
The story features two points-of-view in an exploration of the case of a 100-year-old mental patient. Roseanne McNulty begins work on her autobiography, set in the 1920s, writing about her tragic childhood with her father, Joe Clear, who worked in a cemetery when he was drawn into Ireland's civil war. Flashing forward, Roseanne's psychiatrist is meanwhile investigating Roseanne as she is about to be transferred to a new facility, and discovers that Roseanne's father was not what he seemed. The mysteries multiply when Roseanne reveals that her marriage was annulled because she was charged with being a philanderer and a nymphomaniac, charges that led to a spiral of troubles.