My Hands Are Clay (1948)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Religious Drama  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - Ireland  |  
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Filmed in Ireland, My Hands are Clay is a low-budget but fascinating domestic drama with religious overtones. The story deals with a young man (Richard Aherne) who exhibits a talent for sculpting from a very early age. His success in this endeavor is hampered by the protagonist's emotional problems, chief of which is a long-standing grudge against his childhood rival. He is only able to purge his demons when he begins work on a statue of the Virgin Mary. The amateurishness of the performances and the banality of the dialogue are forgivable in the light of the film's superb cinematography.

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jealousy, love, marriage, prayers, religion, sculpture