All Things Bright and Beautiful

All Things Bright and Beautiful

Set in Ireland in the 1950s, this is the story of nine year old Barry O'Neill, altar boy and innocent, who has a vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the ensuing snowball of religious euphoria that threatens to turn him into a saint. Father McAteer is ecstatic; Barry is reluctant to disabuse him while Barry's father is sceptical. Eglish gets its grotto and is soon vying with the glories of Fatima and Lourdes as coach-loads of pilgrims flock to the village. But is Barry really a visionary or just trying too hard to please? Shimmering with the memories of carefree summers long since gone, writer/director Barry Devlin's All Things Bright and Beautiful is an insightful, often amusing tale of innocent childhood.

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  • Good Film Company