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Arracht (N/C 15+)

23-26 November

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


Tom Sullivan’s Arracht took the festival by storm earlier this year, picking up the coveted Glasgow Film Festival Audience Award. 

This immensely impressive debut evokes the desperate times of the 1840s Irish Potato Famine with a flinty, bone-chilling authenticity. On the wild shores of Ireland’s west coast, fisherman Colman Sharkey (Donall O Healai) works hard to provide for his family. He extends a hand of hospitality to Patsy (Dara Devaney), a former soldier in the Napoleonic wars. No good deed goes unpunished. As the famine destroys livelihoods and the English landowners show no mercy, there is a night of reckoning that casts Colman into exile and leaves him in search of atonement.

Content Warnings: Mild physical violence | Death

Thanks to Macalla Teoranta

  • Director Tom Sullivan
  • Cast Donall O Healai, Dara Devaney, Saise Ni Chuinn
  • Running Time 1h27m
  • Certificate N/C 15+
  • Country Ireland
  • Year of Production 2019
  • Language Irish Gaelic with English subtitles
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