Nora (2000 film)

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Nora
Noraposter.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Pat Murphy
Produced by Bradley Adams
Damon Bryant
Tracey Seaward
Written by Gerard Stembridge
Pat Murphy
Starring Susan Lynch
Ewan McGregor
Music by Stanislas Syrewicz
Cinematography Jean-François Robin
Edited by Pia Di Ciaula
Production
company
Distributed by Advanced (Germany)
First Look Pictures (US)
Momentum Pictures (UK)
Release dates
April 21, 2000 (2000-04-21) (Ireland)
May 19, 2000 (2000-05-19) (United Kingdom)
Running time
106 minutes
Country Germany
Italy
Ireland
United Kingdom
Language English
Box office $15,120[1]

Nora is a 2000 film directed by Pat Murphy about Nora Barnacle and her husband, Irish author James Joyce. It stars Ewan McGregor as Joyce and Susan Lynch in the title role.

Cast[edit]

Actor Role
Susan Lynch Nora Barnacle
Ewan McGregor James Joyce
Andrew Scott Michael Bodkin
Peter McDonald Stanislaus Joyce
Roberto Citran Roberto Prezioso
Vinnie McCabe Uncle Tommy
Veronica Duffy Annie Barnacle
Pauline McLynn Miss Kennedy
Aedin Moloney Eva Joyce

Plot[edit]

Dublin, 1904. Walking down Dublin's Nassau Street, James Joyce meets Nora Barnacle, a young and attractive woman from Galway. Joyce, immediately in love with the young woman, offers to 'show her the city'. Nora coldly states that she has to work.

The film then proceeds to examine the relationship between Joyce and Barnacle. We witness the good times and the bad times, the birth and growth of their two children (Giorgio and Lucia) and how Joyce battles with his publishers and, indeed, the censors over his first published work, Dubliners.

Closing quote[edit]

Awards[edit]

Won[edit]

  • Cherbourg-Octeville Festival of Irish & British Film (2000): Best Actress - Susan Lynch
  • Irish Film and Television Awards (2000): IFTA Award Best Actress - Susan Lynch

Nominated[edit]

  • Cherbourg-Octeville Festival of Irish & British Film (2000): Best Film - Pat Murphy
  • Irish Film and Television Awards (2000): IFTA Award Best Actor - Ewan McGregor
  • Irish Film and Television Awards (2000): IFTA Award Best Craft Achievement - Consolata Boyle (costume design)
  • Irish Film and Television Awards (2000): IFTA Award Best Craft Achievement - Jean-François Robin (cinematography)
  • Irish Film and Television Awards (2000): IFTA Award Best Feature Film
  • Irish Film and Television Awards (2000): IFTA Award Best Screenplay Pat Murphy and Gerard Stembridge
  • Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (2000): Crystal Globe - Pat Murphy

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