Ewan McGregor, Susan Lynch, Andrew Scott
Brenda Maddox, Pat Murphy
Screen Media Ventures
Dublin, 1904, James Joyce chats up Nora Barnacle, a hotel maid recently come from Galway. She enchants him with her frank, uninhibited manner, and before long, he's convinced her to come with him to Trieste. Over time Nora pulls him through phobias, tolerates his drinking, takes in his brother Stan and bests Joyce at 'the writin' game' to bring him back to Italy from Dublin where he's gone to open a cinema. But his sexual jealousy threatens the relationship and sends her back to Galway with the children.