Gypo (2005) - Details
It charts the breakdown of a working class family when the teenage daughter befriends a refugee girl. The film stars Pauline McLynn, largely known for her comedy role of Mrs Doyle in Brit TV comedy "Father Ted". Here McLynn breaks out of comedy mode to play a startlingly dramatic lead. Helen (Pauline McLynn) has been married to Paul (Paul McGann) for 25 years. They live a monotonous and frozen existence. Helen is desperate, damaged, and looking for change. Paul - bitter, hypocritical and bigoted, sick and tired of being in the poverty trap - is on the brink of a breakdown. His biggest fear is change. Into their lives comes Tasha, a Romany Czech refugee, awaiting her British passport and her chance for freedom - a concept taken for granted by all those around her. "Gypo", told in three revelatory narratives, each from a particular character's point of view, reveals how the disintegration of an ordinary working class family finally comes to a head when unexpected emotions are unleashed.
Drama / Family