This special one-off screening is presented in partnership with Wildcard Distribution and Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum. It will include a Q&A with director Lance Daly and will be preceded by the short film The Hunger Times.
It’s 1847 and Ireland is in the grip of the Great Famine that has ravaged the country for two long years. Feeney, a hardened Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, abandons his post to return home and reunite with his estranged family. He’s seen more than his share of horrors, but nothing prepares him for the famine’s hopeless destruction of his homeland that has brutalised his people and where there seems to be no law and order. He discovers his mother starved to death and his brother hanged by the brutal hand of the English. With little else to live for, he sets a destructive path to avenge his family.
Starring Hugo Weaving, Jim Broadbent, Stephen Rea, Freddie Fox, Barry Keoghan, Moe Dunford and James Frencheville . Directed by Lance Daly.
Throughout March, as part of the IFI’s free programme of Archive at Lunchtime screenings which present a selection of films curated from the IFI Irish Film Archive, the IFI will present FAMINE ON FILM. Films include Pat Murphy’s Strokestown on Film, and Steve Wood’s Ireland – 1848 and the programme will culminate on Saturday 24th,with Dr Tony Tracy from Huston School of Film & Digital Media NUIG introducing a selection of films from the programme.