The Magdalene Sisters


1h 59m 2002

Brief Synopsis

A drama which charts several years in the young lives of four "fallen women" who were rejected by their families and abandoned to the mercy of the Catholic Church in 1960's Ireland. While women's liberation is sweeping the globe, these women are stripped of their liberty and dignity, and they're con

Film Details

Also Known As
Magdalena, Magdalenasystrarna, Magdalene Sisters
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
Scotland, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 59m

Synopsis

A drama which charts several years in the young lives of four "fallen women" who were rejected by their families and abandoned to the mercy of the Catholic Church in 1960's Ireland. While women's liberation is sweeping the globe, these women are stripped of their liberty and dignity, and they're condemned to indefinite sentences of servitude in The Magdalene Laundries in order to atone for their "sins." The last Magdalene Asylum in Ireland closed in 1996, and only since has the true horror of conditions in these institutions begun to emerge.

Film Details

Also Known As
Magdalena, Magdalenasystrarna, Magdalene Sisters
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
Scotland, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 59m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer August 1, 2003

Released in United States on Video March 23, 2004

Released in United States 2002 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 27 - October 13, 2002.)

Released in United States 2002 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (in competition) August 29 - September 8, 2002.)

Released in United States 2003 (Shown at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (European Cinema) February 28-March 9, 2003.)

Winner of the Golden Lion for Best Film at the 2002 Venice International Film Festival.

Winner of the Toronto Discovery Award (for best first or second time director) at the 2002 Toronto International Film Festival.

Released in United States Summer August 1, 2003

Released in United States on Video March 23, 2004

Released in United States 2002

Released in United States 2003

Released in United States January 2003

Shown at New York Film Festival September 27 - October 13, 2002.

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (in competition) August 29 - September 8, 2002.

Shown at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (European Cinema) February 28-March 9, 2003.

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival January 9-20, 2003.

Miramax Films acquired domestic rights to this film for $600,000 at the 2002 Venice International Film Festival.

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2003 IFP/Los Angeles Film Festival.

Released in United States January 2003 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival January 9-20, 2003.)