Armagh Woman's Prison 1980. Based on true events this is the extraordinary story of an unshakeable bond between two very different women. A young girl, a wild child, Aine, is arrested in Belfast and convicted of joyriding. She is, to her horror, placed in the wing of Armagh jail containing protesting political prisoners. In addition to this she is housed in a cell with the leader of the protesters, Eileen.
At first, their differences all to obviously come to the fore; the two women can find no common ground and are at war with each other. However, as time progresses Eileen takes pity on Aine, for whom this is a terrifying experience, and helps her come to terms with this new and frightening environment thus saving Aine's sanity. In turn, as their friendship grows and as the protest escalates, Aine risks all to save Eileen's life. Despite their obvious differences, an unlikely friendship emerges.
Shot on location in Kilmainham jail, Silent Grace features an exceptional cast, including IFTA Best Actress nominee, Orla Brady (A Love Divided), Cathleen Bradley (About Adam), and with a special appearance by Patrick Bergin (Sleeping with the Enemy).
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 85 mins
- Maeve Murphy
- Nigel Warren Green, Marie Louise Queally, Gerry McColgan, Rod Stoneman
- Breege Rowley, Emer Reynolds
- Maeve Murphy
- Director of Photography
- David Katznelson
- Laurie Kellner
- Principal Cast
- Orla Brady, Conor Mullen, Cathleen Bradley, Cara Seymour, Patrick Bergin