Deborah Ross

Waiting for Godot – but with plot

If you're not hooked by Calvary from the start, there's probably something wrong with you, writes Deborah Ross

Kelly Reilly and Brendan Gleeson: on tremendous form [Getty Images/Shutterstock/iStock/Alamy]

If the very first scene of Calvary doesn’t immediately draw you in there’s every chance there is something seriously wrong with you and I would urge you to book an appointment with your GP. It is a terrific opening and it takes place in Ireland, in a Catholic church, within the dark, intimacy of a confessional box, as Father James (Brendan Gleeson) listens to a voice from the other side of the partition recounting how he was repeatedly sexually abused by a priest when he was a child.

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