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(280) 5.6 93 min 2020

I Am Patrick: The Patron Saint of Ireland is a movie starring John Rhys-Davies, Moe Dunford, and Toni O'Rourke. I AM PATRICK peels back centuries of legend and myth to tell the true story of Saint Patrick. Through historical...

Starring
John Rhys-Davies, Moe Dunford, Toni O'Rourke, Seán T. Ó Meallaigh
Genres
Biography, Documentary, Drama, History, Adventure
Director
Jarrod Anderson

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Quality 480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres Biography, Documentary, Drama, History, Adventure
Director Jarrod Anderson
Writer Jarrod Anderson
Stars John Rhys-Davies, Moe Dunford, Toni O'Rourke, Seán T. Ó Meallaigh
Country USA
Also Known As I Am Patrick, I AM PATRICK
Runtime 1H 33M
Description In the 5th century, the Roman Empire was collapsing and barbarians threatened civilization. In Britain, a teenager named Patrick was living a comfortable life as the son of a government official. Despite being part of the Roman Catholic Church, his faith didn't mean anything to him until he was kidnapped by pirates at the age of 16 and enslaved at the edge of the known world - Ireland. For 6 years Patrick was forced to work as a shepherd and was driven to the brink of starvation. It was there that he turned to his Christian faith and through divine intervention managed to escape. He was reunited with his family in Britain only to have a prophetic dream calling him to take Christianity back to the land of his captivity. Against the wishes of his family and the Church, Patrick returned as a missionary bishop to Ireland and converted thousands to Christianity. He opposed slavers, Irish kings, and possibly druids but nothing compared to the hostility he faced from his fellow Christians. After a close friend exposed a dark secret of Patrick's, it is believed he was ordered to leave his mission and return to Britain. Patrick had to choose - obey God or obey man?

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Monday, 06 Jul 2020 01:47

The film opens in a cloistered environment and a Catholic monastery in south east of Ireland. After a fatal car accident, a priest (Pat Gleeson) and his mother (Michelle Dockery) decide to move to the countryside to live with their father and mother, a distinguished Irish family, whom they are considering as the patron saint of Ireland. As a novice at the monastery, the father is being pressured to run for the office of the local bishop, a nomination which seems improbable given his son's complete lack of religious faith. The priest is also apparently suffering from severe mental problems, and the mother attempts to confide in the doctor but is also assaulted by the boy, whom she has not seen for several years. This is the kind of situation that leads one to question the existence of God, if indeed there is any God. The father has recently received a report from a local priest who claims to have been witness to a miracle. This is where the film picks up momentum and becomes a well-made and poignant portrait of a man who does not want to believe in God. The film is a triumph for the camera and cinematographer (Ian Morrison) and gives a unique visual and narrative style. We see many different images through the camera's lens, such as the mystical scene where a vision of the Virgin Mary and Jesus are juxtaposed with the parents and the priest. The cinematography is well made and you are taken into the character's mental states. The film is also quite moving and well directed. The story begins to take an interesting turn when the priest receives a letter from the bishop, who is obviously the key figure in the plot. The priest is deeply moved by the bishop's letter, and the two are suddenly engaged in a passionate battle of wills. This is what seems to be the connection between the priest and the bishop. Throughout the film, the two are on the same page, with the bishop claiming that he has an unbreakable faith, which is challenged by the priest who believes in God. The film is full of moral dilemmas, such as the priest's attempts to comfort his mother after the car accident, or the priest's desire to believe in God but the boy's utter lack of belief. The film ends with the two in a very passionate love-making scene. The film is a fascinating character study of two people who do not believe in God, but the relationship between the father and the priest is well done and emotionally powerful. The film was a wonderful and sad film, and I highly recommend it.
Thursday, 18 Jun 2020 22:23

There is a certain sort of Irishman that should be around at this time of the year. His name is Michael Hogan. And when the economic downturn hits, he will be in a quandary. His family is living in a run down old country house. His only way of getting by is to go to work in a nearby factory. This isn't the sort of life the Hogan family is accustomed to. It's something of a desperation to live in the rural community of Kilmacro. So what if you have to work in a factory that is the opposite of your own family. What's so important that you need to work in that factory? A film like "I Am Patrick" will show you. But then again, it's not so much a documentary as it is a visual, often comedic exploration of what's going on in the town of Kilmacro. It's very interesting to watch Michael Hogan. He's a man that's been doing this for a long time, but he can't quite put his finger on why. He has trouble expressing his emotions, he has trouble explaining his feelings. But he's a man who is almost a ghost in the town of Kilmacro. He is there, but he doesn't really exist. He is supposed to be there, but he's a figment of the imagination of the people who live in that town. It's hard for them to relate to him because he doesn't really exist. But, when he tries to tell them his feelings about life, they are willing to listen. In a way, he's the only one who has a voice. He has a real voice. When the film is over, you can't help but admire the people who he is trying to impress, for he is doing something really important. He's trying to tell them that their lives are pretty boring, and that they should get out of their comfort zone. It's not easy to do that, and he has to do it through a lot of work. His sister, Marie, is the kind of girl who doesn't really want to leave her family and friends, even when she has to. And that is what she tries to do in the film. "I Am Patrick" is one of the most original and funny documentaries that I have ever seen. I never had any idea that it was made, but it is a film that deserves to be seen. I believe that it will appeal to the young people who haven't had much of a chance to explore the things they want to do in their life. It's a film that you shouldn't have to think about very long, and it's a film that will make you laugh a lot. It will be well worth your time. I recommend it. I give "I Am Patrick" an "A".
Friday, 05 Jun 2020 23:25

Some great stuff in this film, especially the color-shifting scenes in the opening sequence (in which Patrick's face is projected in a wide variety of color) and the report from his fellow British journalists in an emotional scene (in which Patrick reveals he is a Jew). However, a film like this can't come without a somewhat heavy-handed plot, and Patrick was a slightly underwhelming character in my mind. He doesn't act like the stereotypical Irish hero (or good guy, as some would have it), but I do like that he is a little more human than we are used to in movies. This is the main issue that I have with the film. The movie is obviously made by a dedicated Irish film-maker who loves Irish culture, and Patrick is one of those people, but there's a certain feel-bad-but-good-ness to his story, which is the main problem I had with the film. Most of the time, Patrick is this sort of harmless guy who just wants to get the hell out of Ireland. But he doesn't always do that, which is what brings us to the second problem. Some parts of the film are just a little too sentimental for me, and I thought that the parts that dealt with his Jewish upbringing were rather artificial, in terms of the way that Patrick was depicted (despite the fact that he was actually Jewish himself). It seemed to me like the filmmakers tried to tell us how Patrick's past became an excuse to have him live his life, and the story ended up being rather hollow. The third problem with the film is the use of music, which was not particularly helpful in building the tone of the film. Sometimes, it was a little too heavy-handed, and was used to great effect in some scenes, which makes me think that the film would have benefited if it wasn't so overtly Irish. Finally, I thought that the ending of the film was too abrupt, because it felt like a completely different film from the beginning. The film seemed to end with a powerful statement about the Holocaust, but that statement was almost completely absent. I would recommend this film to anyone who loves Irish culture, and is interested in the history of Ireland and the way that Ireland was treated during the Holocaust. I recommend it to fans of the great Irish director John McCusker, and to anyone who is interested in Irish culture.


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