Fionnula Flanagan dons just about every hat in this audacious attempt at bringing James Joyce's essence to the screen. She is the star, adapter, producer, and executive producer. Flanagan's performance, in which she essays all the major female roles, is nothing short of amazing, as she
holds our interest while helping the film transcend the obvious limitations. The movie's framework is an interview with Nora Joyce (Flanagan) one month before her death in 1951 in Zurich. His wife was the inspiration for many of Joyce's women characters. Nora talks of their poverty, the spats, and
their loving correspondence over the years, which reveals some of the more intimate det...