The Father, The Son and The Housekeeper (At Home With The Clearys)

The Father, The Son and The Housekeeper (At Home With The Clearys)

Best Documentary Irish Film and Television Awards 2008 Prix Italia 2008 Boston Irish Film Festival 2008 Father Michael Cleary was at one time the most powerful and charismatic figures in Catholic Ireland. Well-known for his staunch Catholic views on sex, divorce and abortion it became clear after his death that he had lived a contradictory 'secret life' where his own housekeeper was his lover and mother of his children. This film is a moving and shocking portrait of a man trapped by the conflict between his vocation and the role the church gave him, his ego, and the impossible demands of celibacy.

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Production Company:

  • Tern Television Productions
  • tel: +44 2890 326061
  • email: belfast@terntv.com