CAL, 1984, Warner Bros., 102 min. Dir. Pat O’Connor. Cal (John Lynch), an IRA accomplice in a Protestant policeman’s murder, falls in love with the man’s Catholic widow, Marcella (Helen Mirren, who won Best Actress at Cannes). Both Mirren and Lynch are phenomenal as doomed lovers.
AGE OF CONSENT, 1969, Sony Repertory, 103 min. Dir. Michael Powell. James Mason is a bawdy artist sojourning on a Great Barrier Reef isle to jumpstart his muse. He finds inspiration in free spirit, Helen Mirren, an outspoken teenager living with her alcoholic aunt. With the great Jack MacGowran (FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS) as Mason’s ne’erdowell friend. Full synopsis
- Cast: Helen Mirren, John Lynch, Donal McCann, John Kavanagh, Ray McAnally
- Director: Pat O'Connor
- Genres: Romantic Drama, Political Drama, Drama