Dancing at Lughnasa [DVD] [English] [1998]

  • SKU: 3654281
  • Release Date: 06/15/1999
  • Rating: PG
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Special Features

  • Digitally mastered video and audio
  • Interactive menus
  • Languages: English [2-channel Surround]
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Theatrical trailers
  • Scene selections


Dancing At Lughnasa
Irish director Pat O'Connor helmed this adaptation of Brian Friel's 1990 play which won three Tony awards in addition to UK Olivier and Evening Standard awards. Friel's portrait of five Irish sisters takes place in 1936 on a Donegal farm. The unmarried Mundy sisters are barely surviving. Middle-aged schoolteacher Kate (Meryl Streep) is the eldest, overseeing pretty Christina (Catherine McCormack), lively Maggie (Kathy Burke, re-creating her Tony award-winning role), reliable Agnes (Brid Brennan), and Rose (Sophie Thompson), who has a secret affair with a married man. Christina is the mother of eight-year-old Michael (Darrell Johnston), beneficiary of much attention from his four aunts. The story of a turning-point summer is told in retrospect by the adult Michael and begins when the sisters welcome their older brother Jack (Michael Gambon) as he returns home from missionary work in Africa. Michael's father Gerry Evans (Rhys Ifans) makes an unexpected arrival, winning back both Michael and mom before joining the International Brigade to fight Franco in Spain. Kate loses her teaching position, and the sister's income from their handwoven clothing is threatened by the announced opening of a woolens factory. Shown at 1998 fests (Venice, Toronto). ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Meryl Streep
    Meryl Streep - Kate Mundy
  • Michael Gambon
    Michael Gambon - Father Jack Mundy
  • Catherine McCormack
    Catherine McCormack - Christina Mundy
  • Kathy Burke
    Kathy Burke - Maggie Mundie
  • Sophie Thompson
    Sophie Thompson - Rose Mundy

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