Bealtaine Film Screening: Military Wives

By axisdirector
Thursday, 12th May 2022
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The inspirational story of friendship, love, and support on the home front. A group of women come together as their partners serve in Afghanistan. Together they form the very first military wives choir, helping each other through some of life’s most difficult moments and also becoming a media sensation and global movement in the process. Peter Cattaneo (The Full Monty) directs Oscar® Nominee and BAFTA® Winner Kristin Scott Thomas (Darkest Hour) and BAFTA® Nominee Sharon Horgan(Catastrophe) in this feel good crowd-pleaser.


After a 3 year hiatus, we are delighted to announce that the May Film Tour, organised by access>CINEMA and the Irish Film Institute to coincide with theBealtaine Festival, is returningfor 2022. This year the Bealtaine Festival will be continuing to celebrate the theme of In(ter)dependence. 

Singing and the feeling of community through the formation of a choir are at the core of the film Military Wives and as public singing was not allowed for so long during the pandemic, it is a celebration of the collective joy of being able to coming together to sing again. We would like to thanks Lionsgate Films UK for supporting the screenings of Military Wives. The screenings are also possible because of the support of The Arts Council of Ireland.

Dir: Peter Cattaneo

UK 2019 

112mins Cert:12A

Starring: Kristin Scott Thomas, Sharon Horgan, Greg Wise, Jason Flemyng

Language: English