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Director: John Huston Run Time: 83 min. Release Year: 1987

Starring: Anjelica Huston, Cathleen Delany, Dan O'Herlihy, Donal McCann, Helena Carroll

The final film of legendary director John Huston, based on the closing story of James Joyce’s Dubliners. The film is delicate and unhurried, detailing a Christmas dinner at the house of three spinster musician sisters in turn-of-the-century Ireland, attended by friends and family. Among the visiting attendees are the sisters’ nephew Gabriel Conroy and his wife Gretta. The evening’s reminiscences bring up melancholy memories for Gretta concerning her first, long-lost love when she was a girl in rural Galway. Her recounting of this tragic love to Gabriel brings him to an epiphany: he learns the difference between mere existence and living.


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