In the Name of the Father
1993
****
Director: Jim Sheridan
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Pete Postletwaite, Emma Thompson, John Lynch

A tense real-life drama about the so-called Guildford Four, three men and a woman who were falsely imprisoned for a bombing carried out by the IRA in October 1974. The film concentrates on one of the men, Gerry Conlon, and the relationship with his father who is also in prison. Daniel Day-Lewis gives another intense performance, but Emma Thompson’s role as his attorney is pretty thankless. Based on Conlon’s autobiographical book Proved Innocent: The Story of Gerry Conlon of the Guildford Four.