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NORA tells the story of how a chance encounter on a Dublin street in 1904 led to a stormy lifelong relationship between the young Nora Barnacle and James Joyce, and influenced some of the greatest writing of the 20th century and beyond.

A must see for Joyce fans and feminist historians.


“James Joyce can be a huge giant on your shoulder if you grow up in Ireland.
As a film maker I wanted to respond to his influence, but didn’t want to make a literary adaptation of his great work. Then I read Brenda Maddox’s biography of Nora Barnacle and realised that, like many people, I had completely underestimated Nora’s influence on Joyce’s life and the extent to which his work is imbued with the sound of her voice. So much depended on this spirited, amused, courageous young woman, who ran away from Ireland to live with a raffish young man who had nothing but a deep love of her and a commitment to his own genius”. Pat Murphy
Pat Murphy the film maker will be in attendance.

Sunday 19 November at 4.00pm (please note time) at the Labia on Orange
Running time: 98 minutes
Ticket: R60

Please see movie trailer

Please read insightful review by Harvey O’Brien

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