THE SECRET SCRIPTURE is a drama film directed by Jim Sheridan (My Left Foot, In America), from a screenplay by Sheridan and Johnny Ferguson, which is based on the 2008 novel of the same name by Sebastian Barry. Premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the film stars Rooney Mara, Vanessa Redgrave, Eric Bana, Theo James, and Jack Reynor.
Roseanne McNulty (Redgrave/Mara), a once vibrant and lively beauty in her youth, has spent the majority of her adult life confined to a mental hospital in rural Ireland. She has been institutionalized for so long, no one seems to remember why she was hospitalized in the first place. When a new chief psychiatrist, Dr. Greene (Eric Bana), arrives, he takes a keen interest in Roseanne. He finds a hidden memoir, written over the course of decades by Roseanne, which unravels the mystery of her incarceration, as well as telling the tale of her passionate, yet tortured, life.
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