"Anything you see with love is the truth," a woman named Rose says in the trailer for Jim Sheridan's "The Secret Scripture." But love can also be blinding, as she learns over the course of her tragic life.
The movie stars Rooney Mara as a beautiful young woman in 1940s Ireland. The men of the town all fall helplessly in love with her, including the stalkerish Father Gaunt (Theo James) and a dashing fighter pilot named Michael (Jack Reynor). Rose falls for Michael when she nurses him after a plane crash, and Gaunt's jealousy provokes him to alert the authorities who are looking for Michael and to send Rose to an insane mental hospital for nymphomania. Some 50 years later, older Rose (Vanessa Redgrave) recounts all of this to a psychiatrist (Eric Bana).
The movie looks breathtakingly beautiful, with some stunning cinematography. Mara, meanwhile, is apparently The Hot Actress of the fall, as "The Secret Scripture" was one of three movies she starred in at the Toronto International Film Festival.
"The Secret Scripture" does not yet have a release date.
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