It is the glorious summer of 1936 and Europe is on the verge of terrible change. In the little village of Ballybeg, County Donegal, the Mundy sisters await the return of their brother Jack, a missionary priest now returning to Ireland after many years in Africa. The youngest sister, Christina has a little boy Michael, her love child with an irrepressible travelling salesman called Gerry Evans.
The devoutly Catholic Mundy sisters place the boy Michael at the centre of their world, a world soon to be turned upside down by the return of Jack and by the unexpected arrival of Gerry Evans, on his way to fight the Fascists in Spain.
Director: Pat O'Connor
Producer: Noel Pearson