Ascendancy (film)

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Directed by Edward Bennett
Produced by Penny Clark
Written by Edward Bennett
Nigel Gearing
Starring Julie Covington
Ian Charleson
Music by Ronnie Leahy
Cinematography Clive Tickner
Distributed by Production company:
British Film Institute
Release dates
Running time
92 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Ascendancy is a 1983 British film. It tells the story of a woman who is a member of the British landowning 'Ascendancy' in Ireland during World War I. Gradually, she learns about the Irish independence movement, and becomes involved with it.



The film was entered into the 33rd Berlin International Film Festival where it won the Golden Bear.[1]


  1. ^ "Berlinale: 1983 Prize Winners". Retrieved 2010-11-14. 

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