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the immaculate misconception
a short film by michael geoghegan
the idea • the immaculate misconception is a story about belief, family and honor. sinead o’reilly is a pregnant 16-year-old schoolgirl living in west belfast with her grandparents daniel and bronagh o’reilly. bronagh is the matriarch of this dysfunctional family and a devout, pious, dour catholic to boot, who will stop at nothing to maintain her standing in a community that doesn’t want her. sinead’s underage pregnancy is both the last straw and, unbeknownst to bronagh, her salvation. bronagh is thrown a dubious lifeline by their gp who informs her that ‘although pregnant sinead is still technically a virgin’. if bronagh can get the birth proclaimed immaculate by the vatican then god only knows what's possible.
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