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.



jealousy, love, marriage, prayers, religion, sculpture