Finnegans Wake Poster

Release Date: 1965

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
In this inventive attempt to bring to the big screen James Joyce's "unfilmable" final masterpiece, which circles through the dreams and subconscious of a man over the course of one night, characters read passages from the novel itself. With visual and other stylistic devices -- some readings are accompanied by subtitles and occasionally the film switches into animation -- this experimental work offers an accessible entry point into a difficult text.

Cast: Martin J. Kelley, Jane Reilly, Peter Haskell, Page Johnson, John V. Kelleher, Ray Flanagan

Director: Mary Ellen Bute

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Fall, Bar, Love, Wife, Father, 1930s, Husband, Intense, Family