A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man

  |  Book Tickets: 27/01/2010
  |  Buy to Own: 02/08/2004
  |  92 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC


Faithful adaptation of James Joyce's autobiographical first novel directed by Joseph Strick. Stephen Dedalus (Boscoe Hogan) is a young man in 1900 Dublin, struggling with the various crises of youth, lack of money and burning sexuality. Frustrated by conventional women, he seeks out the company of prostitutes - until a terrifying sermon delivered by the church preacher (John Gielgud) paints such a vivid and terrifying picture of the horrors of hell that he resolves to give up his promicuous lifestyle. Meanwhile his hunger for art, literature and politics set him on the road to becoming the genius and canon of Irish literature that is the great James Joyce - studied by scholars all over the world throughout the last century.