As the various Playlist team members assemble like Voltron in Park City, we’re looking at our list of the 30 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2014 Sundance Film Festival, eager to start making a dent into it. And one movie that we’ll surely be getting to is “Calvary.”
Director John Michael McDonagh re-teams with Brendan Gleeson, and assembles a nice supporting cast including Chris O’Dowd, Aidan Gillen, Dylan Moran and Kelly Reilly, to tell the blackly funny story of a priest in a small country town, whose life is threatened, who continues to minister to his congregation despite personal woes and colleague not as committed to the cloth. “It’s basically Bresson’s ‘Diary of a Country Priest‘ with a few gags thrown in,” McDonagh said in a statement.
And as this first clip shows, it’s a pretty balanced mixture of laughter and drama, finding the sweet, tough spot right in the middle of the two. “Calvary” will have its first screening on the weekend. Watch below.