1 Nomination
Year 2011
Director Peter McDonald
Writer Peter McDonald
84th Academy Awards

Pentecost is a 2011 Irish short film that was nominated for Best Live Action Short in 2012. The film tells the story of a disgraced eleven-year-old altar boy called to serve in an important mass in his local parish, providing him a chance to end a three-month grounding from his life's passion—football.



Ireland 1977. Eleven-year-old Damian Lynch is called in at the last moment to serve as an altar boy at an important mass in his local parish. Following his last appearance as an altar boy when he knocked Father O'Toole off the altar, Damien is serving a 3 month ban from his only passion in To make matters worse, Damian's team, Liverpool FC, are playing in their first European cup final in two weeks time. Damien's father offers him a reprieve and crucially a chance to see the European cup final if he serves the mass correctly. Damien now faces a choice: either conform to the status quo or never watch his beloved Liverpool play again.


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Pentecost Trailer



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