James Joyce's Women

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In this tribute to James Joyce, Fionnula Flanagan gives a tour-de-force performance as a half-dozen or so women in Joyce's real and fictional worlds. When she portrays his wife Nora remembering their time together, Flanagan captures the era and the author in lyrical detail. As Sylvia Beach, the woman who first published Ulysses, new dimensions concerning the importance of Nora in Joyce's literary visions of women emerge, and when Flanagan interprets Joyce characters like Molly Bloom or a washerwoman from Finnegan's Wake, the beauty of Joyce's language shines through the melodious words. With an excellent supporting cast and the fine-tuning that came from presenting this tribute on stage, the film should warm the hearts of literary buffs and Joyce fans alike.


Fionnula Flanagan
as Harriet Shaw Weaver
Chris O'Neill
as James Joyce
Timothy E. O'Grady
as The Interviewer
Tony Lyons
as Leopold Bloom
Paddy Dawson
as Stannie Joyce
Timothy O'Grady
as Interviewer
Gerald Fitzmahony
as Dublin Gossip
Joseph Lyle Taylor
as Dublin Gossip
Rebecca Wilkinson
as Pale Washerwoman
Gladys Sheehan
as Rosy-Cheeked Washerwoman
Gabrielle Keenan
as Cissy Caffrey
Michele O'Connor
as Edy Boardman
Zoe Blackmore
as Young Girl
Brian Dunn
as Tommy Caffrey
Thomas Kitt
as Jacky Caffrey
Patrick Dawson
as Stannie Joyce
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