MAEVE BINCHY'S TARA ROAD
From the Emerald Island comes TARA ROAD, the fantastic film version of Maeve Binchy’s five-million-bestselling novel of two women drastically forced to exchange lives and fates.
In Dublin, the pregnant Ria Lynch’s harmonious and luxurious life collapses as her husband announces his young lover is also expecting his baby. For Marylin and Greg in New England the death of their only son brings estrangement and separation. The two women meet due to a crossed telephone line and decide to swap homes for two months. From this emotionally powerful opening, TARA ROAD kicks into a higher gear as each woman comes to terms with a foreign country and environment filled with new people, customs and mentalities. They develop friendships, find love and gain distance from their old lives.
Director Gillies MacKinnon demonstrates a feeling for the symbolic, harmonic and pictorial depiction of the most intimate emotional impulses of the multi-facetted leading characters. This is a director who understands female emotion. The cast includes Andie MacDowell (”Sex, Lies And Videotape”, ”Four Weddings And A Funeral”, ”Short Cuts”) as Marylin and Olivia Williams (”Peter Pan”, ”The Sixth Sense”) as Ria. TARA ROAD is a drama with depth and a moving women’s tale for discerning viewers of both sexes.