Set at the turn of the century in the rural Ards Peninsula in the north of Ireland, DECEMBER BRIDE tells the story of Sarah (Saskia Reeves) and her two brothers, Hamilton (Donal McCann) and Frank (Ciaran Hinds). It is both an unconventional love story and a study of a ling trial of strength between an independent and strong-willed woman and the strict, unbending Protestant community in which she lives.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Thaddeus O. Sullivan

Written by: David Rudkin

Produced by: Jonathan Cavendish

Original Score: Jürgen Knieper

Actor: Saskia Reeves, Daran Hinds, Donal McCann, Patrick Malahide, Brenda Bruce

Nominations and Awards

  • Special Jury Award II 1990
  • European Composer 1990