Brian Moore at 100: The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne

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GenreDrama, Romance
Director(s)Jack Clayton
Writer(s)Peter Nelson
Running Time1HR 51MINS
SeasonBrian Moore at 100 - Adaptations

Brian Moore at 100 and QFT present The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne, an adaptation of Moore's anti-church novel that features an astonishing Maggie Smith in a role regarded as one of her finest.

Judith Hearne (Smith) is a middle-aged spinster who’s dedicated her life to the church and caring for her cantankerous aunt, scraping a meagre living giving piano lessons. Believing she’s finally found companionship in the form of her landlady’s brother Madden (Bob Hoskins), a New York-based entrepreneur, Judith begins to exhume her emotions, unaware that she may be misinterpreting his intentions.

To mark the centenary of the birth of Belfast-born writer Brian Moore (1921-1999) Brian Moore at 100 and Queen’s Film Theatre have partnered to screen three films that are either adapted from Moore’s work or which Moore wrote for the screen. Each of the three films is accompanied by a recorded introduction on QFT Player from Neil Sinyard, Emeritus Professor of Film Studies at the University of Hull, which can be seen here. The Brian Moore at 100 project is generously funded by a British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Small Research Grant.

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