Priest


1h 37m 1994

Brief Synopsis

A Catholic priest, Father Greg Pilkington, suddenly has his world turned upside down when he's forced to keep a tragic secret told to him by a young parishioner in the sanctity of the confessional. He must choose between his faith and exposing the truth, and his world becomes one of lies and betraya

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1994
Production Company
Bbc Films; Distant Horizon Corporation; Sales Company
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX; Alternative Films; Arp; Electric Pictures/Contemporary Films Ltd; MIRAMAX; Miramax Home Entertainment; PathT International; Pathe Image

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Synopsis

A Catholic priest, Father Greg Pilkington, suddenly has his world turned upside down when he's forced to keep a tragic secret told to him by a young parishioner in the sanctity of the confessional. He must choose between his faith and exposing the truth, and his world becomes one of lies and betrayal as he proceeds to confront his own hidden demons.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1994
Production Company
Bbc Films; Distant Horizon Corporation; Sales Company
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX; Alternative Films; Arp; Electric Pictures/Contemporary Films Ltd; MIRAMAX; Miramax Home Entertainment; PathT International; Pathe Image

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the International Critics Prize and the International Distributors Award at the 1995 Berlin International Film Festival.

Winner of British Screen's Michael Powell Award for best British Film at the 1994 Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Winner of the People's Choice award at the 1994 Toronto International Film Festival.

Released in United States Spring March 24, 1995

Expanded Release in United States April 7, 1995

Wide Release in United States April 19, 1995

Released in United States on Video January 9, 1996

Released in United States August 1994

Released in United States November 1994

Released in United States 1995

Released in United States January 1995

Released in United States February 1995

Released in United States March 1995

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival August 13-28, 1994. (as a "work-in-progess")

Shown at London Film Festival November 3-20, 1994.

Shown at Portland International Film Festival February 17 - March 5, 1995.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 9-20, 1995.

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 3-12, 1995.

British theatre and TV director Antonia Bird marked her feature directorial debut with "Safe" (United Kingdom/1993).

Released in United States Spring March 24, 1995

Expanded Release in United States April 7, 1995

Wide Release in United States April 19, 1995

Released in United States on Video January 9, 1996

Released in United States August 1994 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival August 13-28, 1994. (as a "work-in-progess"))

Released in United States November 1994 (Shown at London Film Festival November 3-20, 1994.)

Released in United States March 1995 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 3-12, 1995.)

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at Portland International Film Festival February 17 - March 5, 1995.)

Released in United States February 1995 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 9-20, 1995.)

Released in United States January 1995 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Premieres) in Park City, Utah January 19-29, 1995.)