Screen Shot 2014-04-11 at 12.24.56Following on from his brilliant debut The Guard, talented filmmaker John Michael McDonagh returns with Calvary, a dark comedy about a priest who is threatened in a confessions box – and we had the pleasure of sitting down with the man himself to discuss his latest project.

McDonagh discusses the challenge in writing a comedy that explores such poignant and profound themes such as death and religion, and how much easier his life is, when directing somebody as brilliant as Brendan Gleeson. He also talks about the film’s controversial – yet striking – opening line, and what he has planned for his third picture.

Calvary is out in cinemas now, and you can read our review here.