Pathé announce Evelyn for September

Pathé Distribution Ltd have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Evelyn for 22nd September 2003 with a retail price of £17.99. Produced by and starring Pierce Brosnan Evelyn comes with the following features on DVD...

  • Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • Audio Commentary #1 with Director Bruce Beresford
  • Audio Commentary #2 with Pierce Brosnan
  • "The Story behind the Story" featurette
  • Behind the scenes
Here is a look at the artwork and the full press release.

It’s 1953 in Dublin and times are hard. Things get worse for Desmond Doyle (Brosnan) when his wife leaves him and their three children Evelyn (introducing Sophie Vavasseur), Maurice and Dermot on a cold Christmas day. Alone and poor, Doyle tries to come to terms with bringing up his family, even though work is sparse and the pub beckons to drown his sorrows. In an attempt to help, the Irish church take away his children and place them in separate orphanages. Devastated, Doyle works hard with the help of his father (Frank Kelly – Father Ted) to regain his business and pay off his debts so his children can come home. However, he is unaware that the Irish Supreme Court rules that the children can not be released form the orphanages without the permission of their absent mother…

Doyle refuses to give up and with the help of American lawyer Nick Barron (Aiden Quinn – Michael Collins), retired family lawyer Tom Connolly (Alan Bates – The Sum Of All Fears), and his ever supportive father, he commences the bravest battle of his life and challenges the Irish Law.

Humanity shines through for the Doyle's. Although the court case becomes very public and costly, the Irish community back Doyle at every turn. Local barmaid Bernadette Beattie (Julianna Marguiles – ER) becomes Desmond’s close confidant and stands by him throughout the trial. Her constant determination for his success motivates him to see his case through to the end, no matter what the consequence.

Meanwhile, Evelyn never gives up on her father. Spirited and positive, Evelyn is a tower of strength for Doyle and together they might just reach the impossible… and change family Law in Ireland forever…

This is a story of hope and faith within the strong bonds of a family. It is a story of belief that justice and basic human rights will win over law and hierarchy of society. It is a story about love and the true values of life.

In addition to the main feature, the DVD extras include ‘Behind The Scenes' and ‘The Story Behind the Story’ featurettes alongside commentaries from both Beresford and Brosnan. With beautiful filmography and an ending that will touch your soul, this is a warm-hearted film not to be missed.

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