I Could Read the Sky Poster

Release Date: 1999

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 24 min

Plot Summary
This impressionistic film about memory and nostalgia focuses on an elderly man (Dermot Healy) in London who is pondering his younger days in Ireland. He is raised in a rural area on the west coast of the country, but eventually leaves to find work in England. He toils as a laborer for decades, often moving around with a group of Irish expatriates. The movie establishes a pensive, dream-like tone that is carried by the narration of the man, now isolated in a small room in a boarding house.

Cast: Dermot Healy, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Brendan Coyle, Stephen Rae, Jake Williams, Roy Larkin, Lisa O'Reilly, Rachel Pilkington

Director: Nicola Bruce

Genres: Drama