Ascendancy Poster

Release Date: 1983

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary
In post-World War I Ireland, Connie Wintour (Julie Covington) is a member of the ruling British aristocracy. Initially sheltered and immune to the troubles just outside her door, Connie can no longer ignore the hardships of war when she receives news that her brother has been killed in battle. Stirred into action, she becomes involved with the Irish independence movement. Bizarrely, however, she begins manifesting physical ailments, beginning with paralysis of her arm and worsening from there.

Cast: Julie Covington, Ian Charleson, John Phillips

Director: Edward Bennett

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Transformation, Melodramatic, Sacrifice, Brooding, Family, Gripping, Soldier