The Magdalene Sisters

The Magdalene Sisters

Winner-Golden Lion (2002 Venice Film Festival) Winner-Discovery Award (2002 Toronto Film Festival) The 1960's may be viewed as a time of unprecedented female liberation, but in Ireland's now infamous Magdalene laundries, nothing could be further from the truth. Young girls were sent there by families or orphanages to atone for their 'sins', by working, unpaid and often abused in the harsh conditions of the launderies. This film follows the fortunes of four of these women as they find themselves in an almost medieval nightmare....

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  • Element Films